​​The National Weather Service has extended its Excessive Heat Warning through Friday, July 12. In response to the extended forecast, Sacramento County is extending operations at multiple cooling center locations.

All community members are welcome. Where allowed, pets must be on a leash or contained in an animal carrier at all times. Residents are encouraged to call 2-1-1 or visit 211sacramento.org before accessing a cooling center for the most up to date information on locations, days and operating hours.
Residents are also encouraged to access existing cooling spaces such as libraries and community centers around the county. Staff will continue to monitor the weather and alerts from the National Weather Service to determine if extensions are needed.


Sacramento Regional Transit (SacRT) will be providing free rides to and from the cooling centers for this event. Riders can inform the driver of their cooling center destination to receive a free ride.

Cooling Centers across the county that will remain open for the rest of this week are as follows.


North A Emergency Shelter – Please note this location has very limited capacity for pets

  • 1400 North A Street, Sacramento 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. 7/9 – 7/12
  • Can accommodate up to 45 guests

Sacramento County Service Center

  • ​3331 Peacekeeper Way, McClellan 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. 7/9 – 7/12

Outreach and Engagement Center

  • 3615 Auburn Blvd: Open 24 hours 7/9 through 7/13, closing at 8 a.m. 7/14

Sam and Bonnie Pannell Center

  • 2450 Meadowview Rd: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7/9 through 7/12, 8 a.m. to noon, 7/13 

Citrus Heights Police Department – Lobby

  • 6315 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95621: Lobby will be open 12 p.m – 8 p.m. 7/9 through 7/12. No pets.

Rancho Cordova City Hall

  • 2729 Prospect Park Drive Rancho Cordova 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. 7/9 through 7/12. No pets.

Elk Grove Wackford Community Center

  • 9014 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. 7/9 – 7/12

Folsom Police Department

  • ​46 Natoma St, Folsom, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m., 7/9 through 7/12

Water Distribution Locations

Need water? There are 10 water distribution stations throughout Sacramento County. Please see the flyer for locations and hours. The public can pick up one gallon per person, while supplies last. 

Stay Safe in the Heat

Sacramento County Public Heal​th reminds residents to take steps to keep cool during the upcoming heat event. With these seasonably high temperatures expected, it is important that you take precautionary steps to keep yourself, your family, your neighbors and your pets cool, and remember to check on seniors and those with mobility issues at least twice a day.  

Keep as cool and hydrated as possible; drink plenty of water, avoid spending time outside, especially during the hottest part of the day, and limit outside activities as much as possible. Cooling down a few hours a day will allow the body to recover and tolerate the heat better for the rest of the day.  

Tips for Beating the Heat:

  • Stay hydrated – Drink plenty of cool water and electrolyte drinks such as Propel or Gatorade to replenish hydration. Avoid alcoholic beverages. 
  • Limit sun exposure – When possible, stay in air conditioning on hot days. If you don’t have air conditioning, take cool showers or freeze a wet cloth to wipe down your head and neck.
  • Check on loved ones – Be sure to check on less mobile or older friends, family and neighbors who live alone, don’t have air conditioning or are hesitant to use their air conditioner.
  • Clothing – Wear lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing 
  • Avoid the hottest part of the day – If you have to be outside, try to stick to the cooler morning and evening hours. Wear light, loose clothing and take frequent, shaded or air-conditioned breaks.  Do not exercise outside during the hottest part of the day.
  • Beware of hot cars – Never leave a person or a pet in a parked car, even for a short time. On a mild 80-degree day, the temperature inside a car can reach 100 degrees in fewer than 10 minutes.
  • Keep your pets cool – Give your pets plenty of fresh, clean water. Don’t exercise your pets in high temperatures or when the pavement is hot. Make sure they have a shady place to get out of the sun or bring them indoors.
  • Sunscreen – Protect your skin against cancer, burns and skin damage by using SPF 30 or higher.
  • Stay informed – Watch your local weather forecasts so you can plan outdoor activities safely and pay attention to any extreme heat alerts.
  • Take advantage of cooling spaces– utilize cooling spaces such as libraries or shopping centers, or cooling centers when available.