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Tips for Staying Safe During Warmer Weather

As temperatures rise in Tuolumne County, it’s important to stay safe and healthy.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for our area, which has dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures from 105 to 118 and limited overnight relief with low temperatures in the upper 60s to mid-80s. , highlighting the need for everyone to take extra precautions. Extreme heat can be dangerous, especially for vulnerable populations such as older adults, young children, and those with preexisting health conditions. Here are some essential tips to help you beat the heat and stay safe during these warmer days:

Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses

  • Stay in an air-conditioned area during the hottest hours of the day.
    • Keep students and staff indoors during the afternoon hours.
  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.
    • If operating summer programs for youth, notify students and families to avoid heavy jackets, sweaters, sweatshirts, and other heavy or tight-fitting clothing.
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid sugary drinks; don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
    • Encourage summer program staff and youth to bring water to school and work and ensure your site has plenty of water to distribute.
  • Avoid unnecessary hard work or activities outside during the hottest part of the day.
  • Avoid outdoor student physical activity in the afternoon hours.
  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposure and wear a wide-brim hat if you or your staff need to be in the sun.
  • Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

    Stay safe and enjoy the summer!

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    CDPH Interim Health Guidance

    For Schools on Sports and Strenuous Outdoor Activities during Extreme Heat

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