Yuba County announced it will open a cooling center at the Yuba County Health and Human Services building beginning on the afternoon of Friday, July 9.
The Cooling Center at 5730 Packard Avenue in Linda will be available through the weekend between the hours of 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. for anyone seeking relief from high temperatures forecast for this weekend. Yuba County Health and Human Services staff will be on hand to assist residents who arrive at the cooling center.
Please be aware that everyone visiting the Cooling Center is required to wear a facial covering. This requirement is part of California Department of Public Health guidance and applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
Service animals are the only pets permitted at the Cooling Center.
The Yuba County Call Center is available to answer questions regarding the Cooling Center in Linda, as well as to assist those who may have difficulty getting to the center.
The Call Center number is (530) 749-7700.
The opening of cooling centers is an indication of the severity of this week's heat event. Yuba County typically only opens such centers when overnight temperatures do not drop enough to allow residents to properly recover (cool down) from the daytime highs. Highs are expected reach over 110 degrees, and overnight lows between now and the end of the weekend are expected to remain in the mid- to upper-70s.
Sutter County is also opening a cooling center to its residents at the Veterans Hall, located at 1425 Veterans Memorial Circle in Yuba City. That center will likewise operate between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. beginning Friday and running through the weekend.