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UPDATED: Limited number of cooling stations opening in response to Excessive Heat Warning

Decision based on social distancing guidelines
Posted at 8:51 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 15:15:28-04

UPDATE AT NOON: Due to an excessive heat warning administered by the National Weather Service, our Southern Nevada community is activating a limited number of cooling stations throughout the valley to allow individuals respite from the heat. Please note that precautions are being taken in response to COVID-19.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- An excessive heat warning for the Las Vegas valley starts Tuesday. With cities following social distancing guidelines, cooling station will stay closed.

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The cooling stations normally open during heatwaves for the homeless, the elderly, and low-income residents to cool off.

13 Action News reached out to officials across the valley, and they will be following Gov. Sisolak's guidelines for social distancing. That means the pools, the splash pads, and the cooling stations will remain closed until he gives his approval.


Here are some ways you can stay cool despite the temperatures:

  1. Limit outdoor activities. If you do have to be outside, make those plans for the coolest parts of the day.
  2. Stay hydrated. Don't forget your pets need plenty of water too.
  3. Wear clothing that is lightweight and light-colored.

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