4 warm-up spots in Cobourg offer residents relief from the cold

Residents needing relief from the cold are not alone, says the Town of Cobourg.

In response to the extreme cold warning issued, the city has set up four warm-up points to provide residents with some relief if they need to stay warm and have access to restrooms.

“Despite the pandemic, and where it is safe to do so, the City of Cobourg will provide places across the city where residents can stop to warm up from extremely cold temperatures,” said Tracey Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer. of the city (CAD) . “We are committed to providing these warm-up opportunities as we did before the pandemic in our municipal buildings – please everyone take good care of yourselves and stay safe.”

For those outside looking for a temporary place to warm up, the following locations are available:

• Lobby of Victoria Hall: located at 55 King Street West, open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

• Cobourg Police Service Lobby: located at 107 King Street West, open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Cobourg Public Library Lobby: located at 200 Ontario Street, open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Northumberland Shopping Centre: located at 1111 Elgin Street West, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Restrooms will be available at all warm-up locations. All public health protocols regarding COVID-19 will be followed to ensure the safety of all who access these locations, including physical distancing, mandatory use of masks, hand washing, no food or drink, symptom screening and monitoring, and enhanced cleaning procedures, the city explained.

As a reminder, there are also night warming services, if residents need to access them.

For those looking to access overnight warming services or need other enhanced shelter and cold weather related supports, please visit the Transition House Shelter (10 Chapel Street) or to call 905-376-9562.

Extreme cold warnings and wind chill can create a high health risk and lead to frostbite and hypothermia. The risks are greatest for young children, the elderly, people with chronic illnesses, people working or exercising outdoors and those without adequate shelter, the city reminds the public.

If in distress or in need of immediate assistance, residents should call 911 immediately.

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