Long Beach, CA – With excessive temperatures this week, City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis is advising residents to take precautions against the heat. The National Weather Service is forecasting highs in the mid to high 90s in parts of Long Beach today, Aug. 28, and tomorrow, Aug. 29.
Due to the excessive heat, the City-run COVID-19 testing and vaccine site at El Dorado Park West (Recreation Center, 2800 N. Studebaker Rd.) will temporarily pause operations today and tomorrow. People who have appointments will be contacted for rescheduling.
People interested in receiving a test or vaccine may visit Martin Luther King Jr. Park (Center Facilities Center, 1133 Rhea St.). The site is temporarily modifying its schedule today, Aug. 28, and tomorrow, Aug. 29, to the following:
Normal operations for both sites will resume on Wednesday, Aug. 30, when temperatures are expected decrease.
People are encouraged to check on friends, family and neighbors who are home-bound to make sure they are not affected by the heat.
Older adults, those with chronic illnesses, infants and young children are at greater risk for heat-related illnesses. However, everyone should take precautions to reduce the risk of heat-related illness and injury.
Protect Against Heat-Related Illness
Signs of Heat-Related Illness
Get medical help right away if a person’s temperature rises to 103 or above; if a person loses consciousness; if they experience fast, strong pulse; or symptoms last longer than one hour or worsen. In addition to those listed above, signs of heat-related illness include:
Media inquiries can be directed to Jennifer Rice Epstein, Public Affairs Officer, Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, at 562.441.3590 or Jennifer.RiceEpstein@longbeach.gov.