May 6, 2020 | Special Edition
Wednesday Updates
Emergency Cooling Centers
Emergency Cooling Centers Open
TODAY (5/6/2020) and TOMORROW (5/7/2020)
Emergency cooling centers in LA County are scheduled to open today and tomorrow in an effort to provide county residents with much needed relief during this week's hot weather. Cooling centers will be available for vulnerable residents who do not live in air-conditioned homes or may need relief from the heat.

What to know...
  • Emergency cooling centers are intended for people who urgently need relief from the heat - and are free of charge.
  • All visitors should bring with them and wear a face covering at all times.
  • Centers will open Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7 (12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Where to go...
  • South Whittier Library (11543 Colima Rd., Whittier)
  • Mary M. Bethune Park (1244 East 61st St., Los Angeles)
  • Ruben F. Salazar Park (3864 Whittier Blvd., Los Angeles)
  • Valleydale Park (5525 North Lake Ellen Ave., Azusa)

Read today's  press release  for tips on how to stay safe during hot weather. 

For additional information, including a map of Emergency Cooling Centers  click here .

To obtain assistance over the phone with locating the nearest Emergency Cooling Center, dial  2-1-1.  Multilingual staff is ready to assist. 
Emergency Cooling Center
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is a cooling center?  
Cooling centers are places in a community where you can cool down during hot weather, especially if you do not have access to air conditioning. Cooling centers include indoor air-conditioned government owned facilities such as libraries, community and senior centers.

Is it safe to go to cooling centers?  
The health and safety of staff and visitors at cooling centers is our number one priority. We've developed modifications to assure that centers can be safely operated during times of high heat and which comply with Health Officer orders and requirements for physical distancing. 

Why is spending time in air-conditioned places important?  
During hot weather, particularly during multiple days of constant heat and high overnight temperatures, spending at least a few hours in air conditioning each day can help reduce the risk of heat-related illness. Air conditioning is especially important if you are older, have very young children, or have certain health conditions.

What other steps should I take to cool off during extreme heat?  
If you cannot get to a Cooling Center, try closing window shades and curtains, drinking plenty of water or nonalcoholic and caffeine-free liquids, taking a cool shower or bath, limiting strenuous activities, and trying to avoid using a stove or oven.

For more information and advice, visit LA County's Department of Public Health (DPH)  Stay Healthy in the Heat  web page.
Start Time Changed for
Regular City Council Meeting
The regular meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. instead of 6:30 p.m., but the scheduled public hearings will not begin until 6:30 p.m.
As a result of the COVID-19 virus, resulting orders and direction from the President of the United States, the Governor of the State of California, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and the City of La Habra Heights Declaration of Emergency, the public will not be permitted to physically attend the La Habra Heights City Council meeting scheduled for Monday, May 11, 2020. Also, a change in start time of the regular meeting was necessary to comply with social distancing requirements for City Council Members and staff attending in-person, and at the same time, provide the option for City Council Members and staff to attend the meeting remotely. The closed session will follow the end of the regular meeting.

Residents are encouraged to submit comments on any agenda item or on any item not on the agenda in writing via mail to City Clerk, 1245 N. Hacienda Road, La Habra Heights, Ca 90631, by email to, or by phone at (562) 694-6302. Members of the public can watch the live broadcast of the City Council meeting on the City website at Please note that the City Council is making every effort to follow the spirit and intent of the Brown Act and other applicable laws regulating the conduct of public meetings in order to maximize transparency and public access. It would be appreciated if communications of public comments related to items on the agenda, or items not on the agenda, are provided to prior to the commencement of the meeting. Public comment received by mail or email will be read during public comment. If that is not possible, every effort will be made to attempt to review emails during the course of the meeting. If you prefer to provide public comment during the meeting over telephone, please call City Hall at (562) 694-6302 and leave your name and phone number and a staff member will call you during the public comment section of the meeting. The Mayor will allow the Clerk to review emails and share any public comments received during the meeting as well. Staff will also check the drop box located in front of City Hall before the end of each public hearing.

To view the agenda, please click the link below.
Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting
This guidance is intended for all American, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home. Reopening America requires all of us to move forward together by practicing social distancing and other daily habits to reduce our risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. Reopening the country also strongly relies on public health strategies, including increased testing of people for the virus, social distancing, isolation, and keeping track of how someone infected might have infected other people. This plan is part of the larger United States Government Plan and focuses on cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, school, and can also be applied to your home. 
Additional Resources
The County of Los Angeles appreciates your continued partnership in responding to COVID-19 questions and needs of residents. For additional information, please visit:

  • California Department of Public Health:
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
  • Los Angeles County residents can also call 2-1-1
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