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MORE LOCATIONS: City of Seattle Opens Additional Cooling Centers

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Seattle (June 26, 2021) – As the National Weather Service has forecasted an excessive heat warning with record-breaking temperatures from Friday, June 25 through Tuesday, June 29, the City of Seattle and partners are opening 34 “cooling centers” including senior centers (6), community centers (3), libraries (13), day/hygiene (10), and emergency shelters (2) in addition to 30 beaches, pools, spray parks, and wading pools. All locations and hours of operation vary. 

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Click here to see a map of cooling locations and find the one nearest you.

NEW: Beat the Heat: Stay Cool with The Arts

With the next few days bringing record-breaking heat to Seattle, Seattle Arts and Culture have put together a list of air-conditioned arts organizations you can visit to experience the vibrant arts and culture in our city all while staying cool!

NEW: King County Opens 24/7 Shelter in White Center

The White Center Cooling Center is located 206 SW 112th St., in the Top Hat neighborhood, which is available to West Seattle residents. Those who are interested should call 206-572-5557.The center will offer a way for residents—including those experiencing homelessness—to escape the heat. The center will welcome overnight stays as well as an air-conditioned area with water and refreshments for shorter visits.

UPDATED: Additional Locations Open Libraries  
The following libraries offer air-conditioned public space and can be used as a place to cool off when outdoor temperatures are high. Masks are still required regardless of vaccination status, and physical distancing remains in place. Please be sure to check Library hours online at SPL.org, or by calling our Ask Us line at 206-386-4636, before visiting.  

Reopened libraries with air conditioning open on Saturday, June 26. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

· Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave.

· Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave NW

· Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S

· Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave N

· Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E Yesler Way

· Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E.

· South Park Branch, 8604 8th Ave S

Reopened libraries with air conditioning open on Sunday, June 27
Hours are from noon to 6 p.m. Additional branches that have been added to provide service on Sunday are highlighted in yellow.

· NEW: Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave NW

· NEW: Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave N

· NEW: Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E Yesler Way

· Greenwood Branch, 8016 Greenwood Ave N

· High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St.

· International District/Chinatown Branch, 713 Eighth Ave. S

· NEW: Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E.

· Magnolia Branch, 2801 34th Ave W

· Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S

· NEW: South Park Branch, 8604 8th Ave S

Reopened libraries with air conditioning open on Monday, June 28. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additional branches that have been added to provide service on Monday are highlighted in yellow.

· NEW: Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave NW

· NEW: Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave N

· NEW: Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E Yesler Way

· Delridge Branch, 5423 Delridge Way SW

· NEW: High Point Branch, 3411 S.W. Raymond St.

· International District/Chinatown Branch, 713 Eighth Ave. S

· NEW: Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E.

· NEW: Rainier Beach Branch, 9125 Rainier Ave. S

· South Park Branch, 8604 8th Ave S

Reopened libraries with air conditioning open on Tuesday, June 29. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

· Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave.

· Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave NW

· Beacon Hill Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave. S

· Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave N

· Douglass-Truth Branch, 2300 E Yesler Way

· Lake City Branch, 12501 28th Ave. N.E.

UPDATED: Outreach and Day Centers for People Experiencing Homelessness

To support those living unsheltered in the excessive heat, the HOPE Team, in partnership with outreach providers and Seattle Fire Department HealthOne, will be conducting welfare checks, handing out water and basic needs supplies, and providing other supports, including transportation to cooling centers and shelter. The City does have some limited availability of 24/7 enhanced shelter, tiny homes, and other shelter spaces. 

· NEW: Salvation Army Seattle White Center Community Center, 9050 16th Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98106

o Hours: 11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.; Saturday -Tuesday

· Lake City Community Center, 15321 28th Ave NE

o Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday/Sunday/ 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday

· Community Drop-In Center (Seattle Indian Center), 1265 S Main St suite 105 

o Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday – Friday/ 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday – Sunday

· God’s Lil Acre, 12521 33rd Ave NE 

o Hours: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.; Monday – Friday 

· Immanuel Community Services, 1215 Thomas St 

o Hours: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Monday – Friday 

· The Salvation Army Jefferson Day Center, 4th Ave & Jefferson Street 

o Hours: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.; 7 days-a-week  

· Peter’s Place/Compass Hygiene Center, 77 S Washington St 

o Hours: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Monday – Friday 

· Urban Rest Stop – Ballard, 2014-B NW 57th St 

o Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.; Monday – Friday 

· Urban Rest Stop -Downtown,1924 Ninth Avenue 

o Hours: 5:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.; Mon. – Fri./ 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sat. -Sun.  

· Women’s Day Center, 1830 9th Ave 

o Hours: 7am -3:30pm; Monday – Friday/ 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Saturday 

NEW: Updated Hours at Seattle Testing and Vaccine Sites

The Seattle Fire Department’s Aurora COVID19 Community Testing Site and the SoDo COVID-19 Testing & Vaccine Site are both closing early at 12 p.m on Monday, June 28. In addition, the COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Up at BluWater Bistro in Leschi on Sunday, June 27 is cancelled.

UPDATED: Public Drinking Fountains
City employees have been working overtime to ensure more public drinking fountains are available. More than 125 fountains are in operation. Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Parks and Recreation crews have been working to quickly repair and bring online fountains that were either damaged or were shut-off to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center Opens as 24/7 Shelter
The Human Services Department (HSD) opened an emergency 24-hour emergency cooling shelter at Fisher Pavilion at Seattle Center (305 Harrison St) to provide relief from the elements for individuals experiencing homelessness. This emergency shelter will be open from the morning of Saturday, June 26, through the morning of Tuesday, June 29. The shelter will be operated by the Salvation Army with capacity for 73 individuals. Meals will be provided to guests by Operation Sack Lunch.