County of Marin Health and Human Services

Cooling Centers in Marin County

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A cooling center is a place where you and your family can go to cool off during hot summer days. Cooling centers are open to everyone.

The current rate of COVID-19 transmission significantly increases the risk of COVID transmission in congregate centers, including Cooling Centers.  Marin County Public Health has outlined strict safety protocols for cooling centers to prevent transmission of the SARS COV-2 virus and subsequent development of COVID-19 disease among both visitors and staff. See Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for more information.

Cooling center locations can include:

  • Government-run buildings
  • Senior centers
  • Community centers
  • Parks and recreation sites
  • Public buildings, such as libraries

The decision to open a cooling center is dependent on weather forecast and the availability of appropriate space to house a cooling center. Reach out to your local city / town for more information about cooling centers in your area.  Future cooling center openings will be posted to this site as details are confirmed.

If you choose to visit a cooling center, remember to wear a face covering, utilize hand sanitizer and practice social distancing.

Updated: September 28, 2020