UPDATE: Severe Event Declared

Published on June 24, 2021

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6/28/21 UPDATE: The Cooling Center days of operation have been extended through Tuesday, June 29. It will remain at the Medford Senior Center, 510 E. Main Street and will be open from 12-8 p.m. 

Due to high temperatures in the coming days, the City Manager has declared a Severe Event. As a result, the Medford Senior Center will be open and act as a Severe Event cooling shelter. The cooling shelter will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (June 26 – June 28) from 12 – 8 PM at the Medford Senior Center, located at 510 E. Main Street. 

The cooling shelter will provide water, cool resting area, restrooms, popsicles, snacks, and cooling area and water for pets. Individuals may come and go, with a facility capacity of 45 guests. 

The City Manager, City Staff, and the many community groups associated with the cooling shelter will be monitoring the weather in the coming days. Updates will be posted as-needed regarding additional cooling shelter dates and times. Please note: Locations of future cooling centers are subject to change throughout the year. 

Coordinating a response to Severe Events started as a community collaboration that has grown to a strong partnership, pulling together resources, expertise, and passion to make this happen. Interested in volunteering or have resources you want to contribute? Email medfordemergencyshelter@gmail.com for more information. Other churches and businesses are encouraged to open cooling shelters during summer months.

For more information about Extreme Event Shelters, please click here

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