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Code Red Extreme Health Alert issued for Monday and Tuesday in Baltimore

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Jul 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-26 16:57:39-04

BALTIMORE — With the heat index expected to reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the Baltimore region for the next couple of days, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa has issued a Code Red Extreme Health Alert for July 27 through July 28.

The Health Commissioner may declare a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert during periods of heat that are severe enough to present a substantial threat to the life or health of vulnerable Baltimore residents.

Once a Code Red Extreme Heat declaration is made, public messaging activities are undertaken to encourage safety. Even on days when a Code Red Extreme Heat Alert is not declared, it is important to take precautions.

The Health Department’s Division of Aging will open the following locations as cooling centers on Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Waxter Center for Senior Citizens 1000 Cathedral Street (410) 396-1324
  • Oliver Center Senior Center 1700 Gay Street (410) 396-3861
  • Hatton Senior Center 2825 Fait Avenue (410) 396-9025
  • John Booth Senior Center 2601-A East Baltimore Street (410) 396-9202
  • Harford Senior Center 4920 Harford Road (410) 426-4009
  • Sandtown Winchester Senior Center 1601 Baker Street (410) 396-7725
  • Zeta Center for Healthy and Active Aging 4501 Reisterstown Road (410) 396-3535

The Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks will also open the following locations as cooling centers on Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.:

  • Mary E. Rodman Recreation Center- 3600 Mulberry Street 410-396-0477
  • Robert C. Marshall Recreation Center- 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue 410-396-8490
  • James D. Gross Recreation Center- 4600 Lanair Avenue 410-396-0755

Additionally, ShopRite Howard Park (4601 Liberty Heights Ave., 21207) will be open as a community cooling center during their regular hours.