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.
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.
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