City Of Concord To Open Cooling Center Today Between 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

June 3, 2020 8:00 am · 15 comments

The Concord Senior Center is a designated Cooling Center when temperatures rise above 100 degrees.

The City’s Cooling Center will open on Wednesday, June 3 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The maximum capacity for the cooling center is 50.

Older adults are vulnerable to heat illness, especially if they have heart disease or high blood pressure or take medications for depression or insomnia.

The Concord Senior Center, located at 2727 Parkside Circle in John Baldwin Park, offers an area for people to cool off from the high temperatures. However, none of the traditional Senior Center activities are being offered at this time as a result of the County’s current shelter-at-home order.

Visitors should NOT enter the center if they have been exposed to or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 or have been ordered to quarantine. All visitors will have their temperature checked and asked screening questions before they can enter the building.

Social distancing and face coverings are required to access the center. Face coverings are to be worn while in the center. Visitors are invited to bring an activity as well as their own snacks and drinks. Bottled water will be provided to visitors.

Dirk June 3, 2020 at 8:47 AM

Great. Let’s get 50 vulnerable people confined to a single room. I wonder what happened to Covid?

Howie June 3, 2020 at 11:48 AM

Perfect response!

Bob June 3, 2020 at 1:43 PM

Spot on.

Way to tip your hand, CC Health

Martinezmike June 3, 2020 at 9:58 AM

In this heat seniors face a far great danger by wearing a mask, then any virus threat.

ZZ June 3, 2020 at 10:10 AM

Are you going to turn them away once you meet BS covid-19 capacity? I’m sure you will. But carry on with hundreds of protesters standing next to on another…. hypocrites!

chuckie the troll June 3, 2020 at 10:51 AM

Frankly, the past 3 months have ben something straight out of the Theater of the Absurd.

We have a pandemic safe-sex guide, limits on social gatherings unless you are going to riot and loot, more businesses closing up permanently every day, yet somehow all government workers are essential, and now we will cool off folks together in a single space who are probably most likely to already be infected with Xi coronavirus.

This meets and exceeds the “We are from the government and we are here to help you” threats.

Strad June 3, 2020 at 11:07 AM

All I need to cool me off is a regular haircut.

Kirkwood June 3, 2020 at 11:13 AM

In the next month we will learn more about Covus-19 than we could have by looking at the pandemic in slow motion.

anon June 3, 2020 at 11:25 AM

Send in the troops, crush the commies

SF oh June 3, 2020 at 12:06 PM

Is anyone listening to anything our City or State leaders say at this point? I’m not. We are being ordered around by the Keystone Cops and I’m done with listening to any of them. All of their ranting and raving about Covid – ruining our lives and our children’s lives. Crazy rules that don’t make any sense and change on a whim of what fits with their agenda. They lost
me when they broke all of their rules for the rioters but won’t give an inch to help regular citizens. Sorry folks, I went along with your recommendations and rules at first but, once again, it’s all just politicized crap.

The Fearless Spectator June 3, 2020 at 5:45 PM

Isn’t it sad to feel that way? If our a governor ordered in hydration stations for the looters would we have been surprised?

Each disaster becomes a political bandwagon and an opportunity for thievery. It shows zero respect for the life of George Floyd, and the lives of Americans.

People demand accountability for those bad police officers, and they should. Yet we have zero accountability from our elected officials. Our Governor spent $1 Billion for Chinese masks, and the deal went upside down. Where are the masks? Where is the $1 Billion? Just swept under the rug, on our dime…….

Beanzy June 3, 2020 at 12:56 PM

How about Walnut Creek cooling stations?

chuckie the troll June 3, 2020 at 1:29 PM

Pools are closed due to coronavirus danger. Restaurants closed due to coronavirus danger. Schools closed due to coronavirus danger. Churches closed due to coronavirus danger. So, in Walnut Creek it is too dangerous to open a cooling center. Continue to ‘Swelter-in-Place’ until directed otherwise.

anon June 3, 2020 at 1:57 PM

Who can afford to live in Walnut Creek but doesn’t have a few hundred dollars for an out-the-window AC unit?

SF oh June 3, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Well, the seniors could say they want to protest and loot the cooling center. They’d open it for them then, and it wouldn’t be limited to 50 people either. They could cram hundreds of them in there and it would be fine. Oh wait, unless they’re friends or family members – in that case only 10. But 50 is fine as long as you’re cooling off with people you don’t know. Now what are those rules about sex during the virus again? Not sure how many people can participate in that – we’ll prob get an update soon. Stand by …..

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