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Cooling off during COVID-19

Symptoms of heat-related illness include rapid breathing, dizziness or fainting, vomiting, rapid heartbeat, extreme thirst, decreased urination and unusually dark yellow urine.

During heat events, remember to check-in with family, friends and neighbours, especially seniors who live on their own. It's best to call or video-conference – if that is not possible, practice physical distancing.

Due to COVID-19, some locations that normally provide relief from the heat, such as shopping malls and cooling centres, have reopened. Please check with your local municipality for operating hours.

If you experience any of the mentioned symptoms, cool off as soon as possible by taking a cool bath or shower, move to a shaded area, drink some water and rest. If the symptoms persist, contact your doctor or call 911.

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Arrow BulletPeople At Risk For Heat Related Illnesses

  • The elderly
  • People with certain chronic illnesses such as heart conditions or people unable to move or change position by themselves
  • Infants and preschool children
  • People who exercise vigorously or are involved in strenuous work outdoors for prolonged periods
  • People taking certain medications, including those for mental conditions (please consult your doctor or pharmacist)
  • Extremely obese persons
  • Alcoholics

Some health conditions that put people at increased risk:

  • Obesity
  • Sweat gland diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Low blood pressure
  • Heart disease

Source: City of Toronto, Public Health.

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