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