No plans to open cooling centers in the Waterloo region this summer

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WATERLOO –
It may be more difficult to find heat relief in public places this summer.

The Waterloo region says there are no plans to open one of its cooling centers for the season.

Municipalities generally open community centers, libraries and other public buildings during heat warnings, but officials say these places will remain closed during the closure of COVID-19.

“I don’t think we have plans to set up cooling centers,” said Mike Murray, CAO for the Waterloo region in a media call on Monday. “I think our continued encouragement to people would be, if they are outside, to maintain physical distance and not to gather in groups of more than five people. “

It was announced last week that wading pools and community pools will also remain closed until further notice.

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