It is going to be warm in San Francisco Friday and into the weekendEven during heat waves, we must continue to protect ourselves and our community from COVID-19. Stay home when possible. If it feels too hot in your home, seek cooler temperatures while keeping at least 6 feet away from people not in your household. Call neighbors, friends, and relatives, especially older adults and those with disabilities and access and functional needs. Other protective measures against COVID-19 and heat include:  

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask, handkerchief, or scarf when in public spaces
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Call 9-1-1 if someone has symptoms of heat stroke – even if SF hospitals have a surge of COVID-19 patients.
  • Untreated heat stroke can quickly damage the brain, heart, and kidneys. The chance of serious complications and death increase the longer treatment is delayed
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Wear light clothing
  • Stay inside in a cool place, if possible
  • Wear a hat if you must go outside 
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Prepare for the heat by pulling shades down during the day and keeping windows open at night
  • Use damp cloths on your neck, head and chest to cool down 
  • Do not leave animals and any vulnerable individuals in a hot home or car without supervision

Check www.sf72.org/hazard/heat for more information that also is translated