COVID-19 precautions will be in place to the extent possible, while prioritizing the immediate risk of life-threatening heat. Staff and volunteers at cooling centers will be masked. Guests will be asked to put on a mask when they are cool enough to do so.

No one will be turned away.

The Oregon Convention Center, Arbor Lodge and Sunrise Center cooling centers will provide water, snacks and meals. Chairs, sleeping mats and blankets will be provided. Cots are available for people with access and functional needs. People may consider bringing books, games and other comfort items.

Pets are allowed at the Oregon Convention Center, Arbor Lodge and Sunrise Center cooling centers. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their own necessities such as food, water, water bowls, waste bags, toys and leashes. Only legal service animals are allowed at the library cooling centers.

Multnomah County Animal Services can provide crates, litter boxes, bedding and other supplies.