List: Bay Area Cooling Centers

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Several cooling centers will be open this week in the Bay Area as the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory and an excessive heat warning.

The advisory will be in effect beginning 11 a.m. Wednesday and will run through 1 p.m. Friday as temperatures are expected to be in the 90s and 100s.

The cooling centers will provide air-conditioned refuge for those vulnerable to the heat. 

Here's a list of cooling centers set up in the Bay Area.

Contra Costa County

The Employment & Human Services Department has the following locations open as cooling centers through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, upon entering cooling centers.

  • Antioch: 4545 Delta Fair Blvd.
  • Pleasant Hill: 400 Ellinwood Way
  • Martinez: 40 Douglas Drive
  • Hercules: 151 Linus Pauling
  • Richmond: 1305 Macdonald

The county said water and face coverings will be available, as well as lobby seating (without a social distancing requirement). Each office will also provide access to charging station kiosks in the public lobbies.

Additional cooling locations, but please call first to confirm hours:


  • Antioch Senior Center, 415 W. Second St. 925-778-1158
  • Antioch Community Center, 4703 Lone Tree Way. 925-776-3050


  • Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. 925-516-5444


  • Concord Senior Center, 2727 Parkside Circle. 925-671-3320


  • Martinez Senior Center, 818 Green St. 925-370-8770


  • Pittsburg Senior Center, 300 Presidio Lane. 925-252-4890

San Mateo County

  • City of Redwood City
    Thursday, 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave. 650-780-7270

    Thursday, 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. 650-780-7018

    Thursday, 11a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Redwood Shores Library, 399 Marine Parkway. 650-780-5740

Santa Clara County

County officials say more centers would be added if necessary

  • City of Cupertino
    Wednesday – Thursday from 1-6 p.m.
    Cupertino Library, 10800 Torre Ave.
  • City of Gilroy
    Wednesday – Thursday from 1-6 p.m.
    Gilroy Library, 350 W. Sixth St.
  • City of Los Altos
    Wednesday – Thursday from 1-6 p.m.
    Los Altos Library, 13 S San Antonio Road
  • City of Milpitas
    Wednesday – Thursday from 1-6 p.m.
    Milpitas Library, 160 N. Main St.
  • City of Morgan Hill
    Wednesday – Thursday from 1-6 p.m.
    Morgan Hill Library, 660 W. Main Ave.
  • City of San Jose
    Wednesday – Thursday from 1-6 p.m.
    Camden Community Center, 3369 Union Ave.

    Wednesday – Thursday from 1-6 p.m.
    Joyce Ellington Library, 491 E. Empire St.
  • City of Santa Clara
    Wednesday – Thursday from 1-6 p.m.
    Senior Center, 1303 Fremont St.
  • City of Saratoga
    Wednesday – Thursday from 1-6 p.m.
    Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave.
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