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CHC reminds residents to beat the heat and stay cool.

Posted: July 12, 2018

During heat  and temperature events, CHC will open rooms in some buildings, which have  climate controlled rooms available,  to provide cooling rooms for residents.

The City of Windsor operates 4 outdoor pools Atkinson, Mic Mac, Lanspeary and Riverside Centennial outdoor pools.The city's also operates eight spray pads.

Check to see if your local library or community centre is open.

Heat-related illnesses are preventable. You can prevent a heat illness by following these tips to stay cool:

  • Monitor local weather forecasts and warnings regularly – Stay up to date by checking our website or by following the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit on Facebook or Twitter
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and lightweight, loose-fitting clothing
  • Take a cool bath or shower
  • Limit outdoor activities to the coolest part of the day
  • Protect your skin with broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Protect your eyes with sunglasses or prescription eyeglasses with UV-protective lenses
  • Do not leave children, adults or pets in parked cars
  • Arrange for regular visits by family members, neighbours or friends during very hot days in case you need assistance
  • Learn about ways to keep your home cool during the summer (e.g., keep window shades or drapes drawn and blinds closed on the sunny side of your home)
  • If you have an air conditioner, make sure it works properly before the hot weather starts. Otherwise, find an air-conditioned spot close by, where you can cool off for a few hours during very hot days (e.g., local pool, library, recreational centre, mall). Call 211 for available options