Heat Safety During COVID-19
Chapa-De Indian Health Auburn Grass Valley | Medical Clinic
Summer is here! The summer season brings increased heat that can be uncomfortable or dangerous for some people. We want to take a moment to discuss heat safety, especially during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
During extreme heat, it becomes harder for the body to maintain a normal body temperature. Your body has to work harder to not get too hot. This can be dangerous. It is important to understand extreme heat and how to stay safe.
Check out our Heat Safety Blog HERE, to learn more about:
- Extreme heat
- Who is at risk
- Symptoms of heat-related illness
- How to stay safe in the heat
Where to Go During a Heat Wave
Many businesses and services are closed or operating at reduced hours due to COVID-19. This can make it difficult to find refuge from the heat. We encourage everyone to visit dedicated cooling centers during heat waves. Cooling centers are places that provide free air conditioning, typically set up by county governments.
Visit the following websites for local resources and information;
Heat Safety at Chapa-De
Chapa-De has new measures put in place to support health and safety during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Some of these measures focus on promoting social distancing. This includes providing some care in vehicles, such as drive-up COVID-19 testing. Another new measure is asking patients to wait in their vehicles instead of our waiting rooms. However, we understand that not everyone has working air conditioning in their vehicles. This can be dangerous during heat waves. Heat safety is an important part of overall well-being. If you do not have air-conditioning in your vehicles, please let us know. Additional measures are in place to protect you from heat exposure, while promoting social distancing during your appointment.
Chapa-De is also asking patients to come to their appointments alone. One caregiver may join minor children, elderly patients, and those with special needs. Coming to your appointment alone will help promote social distancing and ensure we have sufficient space indoors for those who cannot wait in their vehicle.
For more information, call our Auburn location at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley location at (530) 477-8545 or visit us online at chapa-de.org.
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Chapa-De Indian Healthcare Auburn Grass Valley