The Hudson Valley prepares to find ways to keep cool during a pandemic

Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s this weekend and beyond, and the Hudson Valley is looking for ways to fend off the heat.

News 12 Staff

Jul 18, 2020, 2:02 AM

Updated 1,408 days ago

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Keeping cool during a potential heat wave is going to look a bit different this weekend due to the coronavirus.
Temperatures are expected to soar into the 90s this weekend and beyond, and the Hudson Valley is looking for ways to fend off the heat.
While local pools and beaches have reopened, there is limited capacity due to COVID-19. While some are excited to take a dip, others are worried by the potential crowds and say they'd rather stay at home.
Rockland County Executive Ed Day has some tips for keeping cool:
"There are plenty of places out there that automatically will cool you, shopping malls for example, the public library if it's open," says Day.
There are cooling centers for those who need them - including Yonkers' public libraries. The state Department of Health has issued guidelines for cooling centers, including screenings for workers and visitors, signing in to assist with contact tracing if necessary and using face covers and social distancing techniques.
And since many will be using air conditioners all weekend, Con Edison says that can cause cables to overheat, leading to power outages. They're telling customers to make sure their AC filters are cleaned.
 
 


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