Baltimore City Code Red, Summer 2020
https://health.baltimorecity.gov/coderedinfo

From agency: Baltimore City Health Department
Resource Details
Description COOLING CENTERS: The Health Commissioner declares a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert during periods of extreme heat. The decision to activate a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert will be made before 6 A.M. of that day, if possible. Individuals unsure of whether a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert is in effect can call 311 for details, cooling center locations, safety tips, and health information. Individuals can also call 311 to report specific concerns about vulnerable neighbors on Code Red Extreme Heat Alert days. Residents need to call 911 if someone is having a heat-related emergency.

The 2020 Code Red Extreme Heat plan has been modified due the COVID-19 pandemic. Cooling centers will offer air-conditioned space and cool water for residents without access to air conditioning, but availability, hours, and locations of cooling centers are subject to change based on the COVID-19 response. 

Residents SHOULD NOT visit a cooling center if they have the following symptoms and should contact their healthcare provider:
Fever or chills
Cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue
Muscle or body aches
Headache
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Diarrhea

Residents who want to visit a cooling center to seek relief from the heat are encouraged to call the cooling center prior to arrival to ensure space is available.  To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, residents who visit a cooling center are reminded to wear a cloth mask in public and maintain social distancing by remaining at least 6 feet apart from others when possible.

The Health Department’s Division of Aging will open the following locations as cooling centers on Thursday, August 27th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
 
Waxter Center for Senior Citizens 1000 Cathedral Street (410) 396-1324 
Oliver Center Senior Center 1700 Gay Street (410) 396-3861 
Hatton Senior Center 2825 Fait Avenue (410) 396-9025 
John Booth Senior Center 2601-A East Baltimore Street (410) 396-9202 
Harford Senior Center 4920 Harford Road (410) 426-4009
Sandtown Winchester Senior Center 1601 Baker Street (410) 396-7725
Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging 4501 Reisterstown Road (410) 396-3535

The Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks will also open the following locations as cooling centers on Thursday, August 27th from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
 
Mary E. Rodman Recreation Center- 3600 Mulberry Street 410-396-0477
Robert C. Marshall Recreation Center- 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue 410-396-8490
James D. Gross Recreation Center- 4600 Lanair Avenue 410-396-0755
Additionally, ShopRite Howard Park (4601 Liberty Heights Ave., 21207) will be open as a community cooling center during their regular hours.
Defined coverage areas:
Maryland
 
Program
Eligibility Anyone.
Program Fees None.
Application Process Call to confirm a location is open.
Documents Required None.
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Contact Information
Phone 311
Main Contact Name Dr. Letitia Dzirasa
Main Contact Title Baltimore City Health Commissioner
Sites offering this Program 1001 East Fayette Street