SACRAMENTO COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Due to the high temperatures in the Sacramento area that started before Labor Day weekend and has continued into the days after, Sacramento County will be opening cooling centers to provide people with an escape from the extreme heat.

CAL OES has created a website with an interactive map that shows cooling centers near you.

Sacramento

Starting Thursday, Sept. 1, the Auburn Boulevard Outreach and Engagement Center, located at 3615 Auburn Boulevard will be open from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m until Wednesday, Sept. 7.

The center can hold up to 50 people at a time and there is space for pets and other belongings. There will be snacks, water, and charging device stations provided to guests.

Two community groups that spoke with FOX40 News mentioned that residents can help their efforts to keep others cool and healthy.

Residents can drop off cases of water bottles at Loaves & Fishes from 8 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. any day this week. Union Gospel Mission encourages residents to donate by going to ugmsac.com or calling 916-447-3268.

Sacramento County

  • Capitol City Seventh Day Adventist: 6701 Lemon Hill Ave., Sacramento

Thursday, Sept. 1 – Monday, Sept. 5 from noon – 7 p.m.

  • ​Galt police Station Lobby: 455 Industrial Drive, Galt

Thursd​ay, Sept. 1 – Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 2 – 8 p.m. ​​

  • ​Citrus Heights Senior Center: 6300 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights 

Wednesday, Aug. 31 – Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. ​

  • Citrus Heights Police Lobby: 6315 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights

Wednesday, Aug. 31 – Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

  • Folsom Public Library: 411 Stafford St., Folsom  

Friday, Sept. 2, and Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. 

Saturday, Sept. 3 – Monday, Sept. 5 from noon – 7 p.m. 

  • Sacramento Public Libraries: Multiple Locations Throughout the County

Wednesday, Aug. 31 – Wednesday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Sacramento County will be opening the following centers from Thursday, Sept. 1, through Wednesday, Sept. 7.

DHA Annex: 1725 28th St., Sacramento, 95816
DHA Customer Service Center: 2450 Florin Road, Sacramento, 95822
DHA Customer Service Center: 5747 Watt Ave., North Highlands, 95660

Over Labor Day weekend, the centers will be open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Starting Tuesday, they will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with extended hours due to weather leaving them open until 8 p.m.

These cooling centers are will require all guests to wear face masks and these will be provided to those who do not have one. All pets must be leashed or in an animal carrier. The centers will also provide snacks and water to all guests.

The county will also be providing vouchers to use motels as respite areas. The county said participants in the motel program should work with their referring party for transportation to and from the motel and that they are allowed to bring partners, pets, and “a limited number of possessions.”

Elk Grove

The city of Elk Grove will be opening cooling centers that will be open on different days.

From Sunday, Sept. 4, through Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Center at District 56, located at 8230 Civic Center Drive, will be open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Both cooling centers will offer water to all guests. Visitors will be required to wear a mask and masks will be provided to guests who need them. Both facilities do not allow pets.

Rancho Cordova

From Thursday, Sept. 1, to Tuesday, Sept. 6, the city of Rancho Cordova will also be opening a cooling center to help the community beat the heat.

The center will be located at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, and it will be open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Water will be provided to all guests. Pets, aside from service animals, are not allowed at Rancho Cordova City Hall.

Folsom

The Folsom Public Library meeting room at 411 Stafford Street will be opening as a cooling center in Folsom from Friday, Sept. 2 through Tuesday, Sept. 6, in response to the high heat forecast.

On Friday, Saturday, and Tuesday, the center will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

On Sunday and Monday, the center will be open from noon to 7 p.m.

Water will be provided to all guests. The Folsom Public Library will require all guests to wear face masks and they will be provided to those who do not have one. Pets will be allowed in the library meeting room and must be in a carrier or on a leash.

Stockton

The City of Stockton announced that it will have several community centers open at different hours from Thursday, September 1, to Wednesday, September 7:

  • Arnold Rue Community Center – 5758 Lorraine Ave., Stockton 95210.
    • Sep. 6-7 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Stribley Community Center – 1760 E. Sonora St., Stockton 95205.
    • Sep. 4-5 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Sep. 6-7 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Van Buskirk Community Center – 734 Houston Ave., Stockton 95206.
    • Sep. 6-7 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.