Cooling Zones Available Today

 

With temperatures expected to reach 105 degrees Tuesday (Aug. 29), several cooling zones will be open to help residents cope with the heat. The following locations will be available during specified times/hours to be used as cooling zones if needed:

  • The City of Atwater’s Cooling Zone will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Atwater Community Center on 760 E. Bellevue Road
  • The City of Dos Palos’ Cooling Zone will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the City-County Building (City Hall) on 1546 Golden Gate Ave.
  • The City of Gustine’s Cooling Zone will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Room adjacent to the Library at 205 Sixth St.
  • The City of Livingston’s Cooling Zone will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Police Department on 1446 C St.
  • The City of Los Banos’ Cooling Zone will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Center at 645 Seventh St.
  • The City of Merced’s Cooling Zone will be open from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Merced Civic Center on 678 W. 18th St.
  • The following County libraries will also be available as Cooling Zones during normal hours Tuesday:
    • Atwater, 1600 Third St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Delhi, 16881 W. Schendel Ave., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Gustine, 205 Sixth St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Le Grand, 14949 Le Grand Rd., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Livingston, 1212 Main St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Los Banos, 1312 Seventh St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Merced, 2100 O St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Santa Nella, 29188 W. Centinella Ave., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Because of the extreme heat, The Bus will provide free rides on the existing fixed-route buses to the nearest Cooling Zone on Tuesday. The Bus will take passengers along the fixed route to a designated location near an available Cooling Zone only. The public can also take the fixed route bus back along the route to get home, as service is available. Check the fixed route schedules for exact times of availability. Transfers may be required. If you have a disability that prevents you from using the fixed route bus by yourself, please call (209) 384-3111.