Social distancing still expected at beaches during heat emergency

Heat emergency declared in Boston as humidity, highs in the 90s will feel like triple-digit temps

BOSTON — Massachusetts is under a weather alert on Monday, as temperatures are expected to reach dangerous numbers. The push to cool off comes as people try to stay socially distant.

This year’s heat wave is different than in year’s past, as we are in the middle of a pandemic and the socially distant rules still apply.

Mayor Marty Walsh has declared a heat emergency again for Sunday through Tuesday. Beaches, including Carson beach, are popular places over the weekend with people trying to stay cool.

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Latest forecast: Heat wave continues

Boston EMS reminded people of the necessary steps to protect yourself and others from heat-related illness.

  • Make sure to stay hydrated and to reduce the amount of time spent out in the sun
  • Remember to check on family members and neighbors
  • Never leave children or pets alone in the car
  • Wear sunscreen and take breaks in the shade if you’re at the beach

On top of these safety tips, officials are reminding people that they must follow the guidelines for being socially distant.

People might be getting to beaches early Monday to claim their spot – to ensure they can be separated enough from others.

Boston has once again opened its cooling centers Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Boston 25 Monday midday weather forecast