Sacramento County to open cooling centers next week amid expected triple-digit heat

Sacramento County will be opening cooling centers starting Sunday due to high temperatures in next week’s forecast .

The county’s Department of Human Assistance will use its offices as cooling centers for use by any community member. The offices are at 1725 28th St. in Sacramento and 5747 Watt Ave. in North Highlands.

The centers will be open to the public from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. On weekdays, centers will stay open longer for weather respite for the homeless and those in need, extending hours from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sacramento County is expected to hit 100 degrees Sunday, and highs will exceed 100 for the remainder of the week.

Face masks are required and will be provided to all visitors. Snacks and water also will be provided.

Pets are welcome, but they must be on a leash or in an animal carrier at all times.