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Tips for Staying Safe During Extreme Heat

Tips for Staying Safe During Extreme Heat

Summer temperatures are climbing in San Diego County, so it's important to plan ahead and take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. 

Parts of San Diego County are under an Excessive Heat Warning through July 10. Monitor weather conditions on the National Weather Service site or your favorite weather site, and continue reading for tips and resources.

Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

  • Stay in an air-conditioned area during the hottest hours of the day
    • Keep students and staff indoors during the afternoon hours 
  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothing
    • If operating summer programs for youth, notify students and families to avoid heavy jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, and other heavy or tight-fitting clothing  
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid sugary drinks; don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink
    • Encourage summer program staff and youth to bring water to school and/or work and make sure your site has plenty of water on hand to distribute
  • Avoid unnecessary hard work or activities outside during the hottest part of the day
  • Avoid outdoor student physical activity in the afternoon hours
  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposure and wear a wide-brim hat if you or your staff need to be in the sun
  • Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke

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