Here's some advice from the Erie County Department of Health:
- Drink water. Stay hydrated with water and avoid pop, sugary juices and alcohol. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink.
- Find places with air conditioning. Libraries in the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System are designated cooling centers. Social distancing guidelines are in place and individuals over age 2 are required to wear a cloth face covering or mask.
- Limit time outside. Heat and UV rays are strongest from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Plan any outdoor activities in the early morning or later in the evening.
- Protect your skin. Wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30, and reapply at least every two hours. Wear hats and sunglasses when in direct sunlight.
- Wear loose and lightweight clothing. Sweating helps to cool your body.
- Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees. This can increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort but do not reduce body temperature.