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During the summertime, senior citizens and others at risk from extreme heat can find relief at cooling centers across Kern County. Cooling Centers are funded through a grant from PG&E.

Criteria for opening cooling centers

COVID-19 Precautions

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Cooling Center visitors:

  • Are encouraged to wear a face covering
  • Will be screened for temperature and symptoms upon entry. Visitors who have a fever or are exhibiting symptoms will not be allowed in the center.
  • Must practice physical distancing at all times - keep at least 6' away from one another

Also, water and snacks will no longer be provided, so visitors using the Cooling Centers are encouraged to bring their favorite non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. We also encourage bringing reading material, games, etc. to better enjoy the Centers.

Additional Information:

  • If a Cooling Center is designated "open" the center will operate from 1:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m.
  • If you need transportation to a cooling center, call 211.
  • For additional information contact Kern County General Services at 661-868-7000 or Kern County Aging & Adult Services at 800-510-2020.

List of Cooling Centers