Cooling Shelter Extends, Additional Cooling Space Provided for Seniors

Published on July 28, 2022


Due to continued high temperatures, the City has extended a severe weather event declaration effective through Sunday, July 31.

The City is partnering with ACCESS, American Red Cross, the Jackson County Library and First Presbyterian Church to open and operate a cooling shelter throughout the week.

The cooling shelter will be open each day this week from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please note, the shelter location changes throughout the next few days:

  • Friday, July 29: First Presbyterian Church – 85 S. Holly St.
  • Saturday, July 30: Medford Library – 205 S. Central Ave.
  • Sunday, July 31: Medford Library – 205 S. Central Ave.

The cooling shelter will provide water, restrooms, popsicles, snacks, and cooling area and water for pets. Individuals may come and go. 

The City is partnering with the Medford Senior Center to provide additional cooling space for seniors.

The Santo Community Center (701 N Columbus Ave.) will be open Thursday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. for seniors who need a cool place to go. Please check on your elderly neighbors and help them get to the cooling shelter, if needed.

The City has set up text notifications for citizens who would like to be notified when warming or cooling shelters are opened. Text MED4SHELTERS to 888777 to receive the latest on severe weather event shelters in Medford.


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