Cool centers open to Riverside County residents as hot summer months near

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As temperatures begin to climb, cool centers in locations throughout Riverside County have begun opening their doors, offering residents a welcome retreat from the heat. Currently there 39 cool centers open to the public in partnership with local organizations such as libraries and community centers, with the plan to expand to 60 by mid-season. The centers are available to residents at no cost and will be open through October as temperatures warrant. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, safety guidelines will ask all visitors and staff at the cooling centers to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. High temperatures can be hazardous for many people, especially for the elderly and those with medical conditions. Heat-related injuries such as heatstroke, an illness tha
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