Summer Heat Safety

  1. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day.

  2. Avoid prolonged sun exposure, especially during peak hours (typically between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.). Seek shade and wear protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses. 

  3. Apply sunscreen with a high SPF to exposed skin, reapplying every two hours or after swimming or sweating.

  4. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, and light-colored clothing to help stay cool.

  5. Take breaks in air-conditioned or shaded areas to cool down and prevent heat-related illnesses. 

  6. Limit strenuous outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day and pace yourself when engaging in physical activities.

  7. Check on vulnerable individuals, such as older adults, young children, and those with chronic illnesses, ensuring they have access to cool environments and are staying hydrated.

  8. Never leave children or pets unattended in vehicles, as temperatures inside a car can rapidly rise to dangerous levels.

  9. Use fans and air conditioners to keep indoor spaces cool, and consider visiting public places with air conditioning during extreme heat.

  10. Be aware of the signs of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke, and seek medical attention if necessary.