Mayor Paul E. Coogan has opened an emergency cooling center at Government Center from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, July 27-28 due to forecasts of extreme heat.

People who wish to use the cooling center are asked to use the Third Street entrance, complete a COVID-19 questionnaire, to wear a face covering, and adhere to social distancing requirements, Coogan's office said in a media release.

Residents are being asked to check in on friends, family and neighbors to make sure they are OK during the heatwave. People are advised to drink plenty of water, to stay inside in a cool area, and to avoid exertion if health issues are present.

"Stay cool and safe. Please call the Mayor’s office at 508-324-2600 with any questions," Coogan's office said.

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