Due to an expected high heat index, the Health Department had declared a Heat Health Emergency today, Monday, July 20th.
Residents should take special care to avoid the heat and get into air conditioning. The City has also activated the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's Heatline, a free service that can connect residents to Health Department nurses who can help assess situations and offer recommendations on the best way to stay safe.
Because some folks will have difficulty with reaching air conditioning, the City will be opening sites where Philadelphians can cool off safely. They include libraries, schools, SEPTA buses, and spraygrounds throughout this city.
Learn more below and please check on your neighbors and loved ones!