The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical spaces. Please call ahead or visit any department's website to get additional details, or visit chicago.gov/covid-19.
OEMC is monitoring weather conditions closely with National Weather Service (NWS) in Chicago. During periods of warm weather, the city’s extreme heat emergency response plan is activated when the National Weather Service forecasts the heat index to exceed 105°-110°F for at least two consecutive days.
Out of caution in the absence of an extreme heat index warnings issued by the National Weather Service, the Department of Family Support and Services (DFSS) has opened all six cooling centers today through Friday, August 28. Cooling center hours are 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Per public health guidance for COVID-19:
Additionally, residents can take advantage of the Chicago Park District splash pads or one of 14 Chicago Public Library locations open on Sunday from 1-5pm as well.
It’s important to stay cool and stay connected, we encourage residents to check on relatives, neighbors and friends during periods of extreme weather. If they are unable to make contact, they can request a wellbeing check by downloading the CHI311 app, visiting 311.chicago.gov, or calling 3-1-1. OEMC also offers updates on weather conditions and emergencies through the City’s Emergency Alert System at NotifyChicago.org
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