Springfield cooling centers open for residents looking to beat the heat

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s going to be another very hot day Monday and Springfield is opening some cooling centers to help out residents.

Due to Governor Baker’s COVID-19 guidance, each center will only take up to 25 people to make it possible for residents to maintain a social distance of six feet. The cooling centers will be open Monday and Tuesday as a way for people in Springfield to beat the heat.

Staff at the centers will be asking for contact information in case a participant needs to be contacted. Because of the pandemic, cooling center locations and the amount of them in the city have changed. Many of the normal ones are being used as feeding sites for Springfield Public Schools.

If you cannot make it to a cooling center and don’t have air conditioning, the city recommends staying on the lowest floor of your home and out of the sun. Also remember to check on family, friends, and neighbors who don’t have AC.

List of open cooling centers:
Mason Square Library, Community Room765 State St, Spfld, MA 01109Sunday,  July 26, 12 pm – 6 pm
Monday, July 27, 12 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday, July 28, 12 pm – 6 pm 
 Kenefick Park (Fitness Center,310 Plainfield St., Springfield, MA 01107Sunday,  July 26, 12 pm – 6 pm
Monday, July 27, 12 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday, July 28, 12 pm – 6 pm 
Forest Park Conference Room (next to administration building) * (please tell attendant you are going to cooling center) 293 Sumner Ave., Springfield 01108 Sunday,  July 26, 12 pm – 6 pm
Monday, July 27, 12 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday, July 28, 12 pm – 6 pm 
Indian Orchard Citizens Council (Myrtle Park)117 Main St., Indian Orchard 01151Sunday,  July 26, 12 pm – 6 pm
Monday, July 27, 12 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday, July 28, 12 pm – 6 pm 
Clodo Concepcion (Greenleaf) Community Center1187 ½ Parker St., Spfld, MA 01129Sunday,  July 26, 12 pm – 6 pm
Monday, July 27, 12 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday, July 28, 12 pm – 6 pm 
South End Community Center 99 Marble St., Spfld, MA 01105 Sunday,  July 26, 12 pm – 6 pm Monday, July 27, 12 pm – 6 pm Tuesday, July 28, 12 pm – 6 pm

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