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Cooling Centers and Hot Weather Tips

Hot Weather Tips

If you are looking for access to water and bathrooms in a cool environment, residents are encouraged to use malls and restaurants as havens from the heat.

Some additional safety tips to follow include:

  • Never leave a child or pet in an unattended car.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Provide your pet with plenty of water and proper shelter.
  • Limit outdoor activity when the temperatures and humidity are extremely high.
  • Use sunscreen and reapply often when spending time outdoors.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing, a hat and sunglasses when outdoors.
  • Remember to check in on elderly or vulnerable family members, friends and neighbors.

Baltimore County Public Libraries

Branches are now open to the public.

Summer Hours

  • Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • All locations are closed on Sundays

Baltimore County Senior Centers

Baltimore County Senior Centers are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 410-887-2040 to check locations before you visit. Visitors will be asked to register at the center.

Contact Us

Department of Health

6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Health: 410-887-2243

TTY: 711

Director and Health Officer

Gregory Wm. Branch

Deputy Health Officer

Della J. Leister, R.N.

Deputy of Finance and Administration

Lawrence Richardson


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