The City of North Bend will open Council Chambers and the City Hall lobby area as an emergency cooling center during the upcoming forecasted heatwave.
These areas of City Hall will be open to residents seeking shelter from the heat from Saturday, June 26th – Monday, June 28th, from 10 AM to 8 PM, when historic temperatures are predicted to reach 100 – 110 degrees. The City may extend cooling shelter hours for additional days if temperatures continue to exceed 100 degrees F.
Residents utilizing the temporary City Hall emergency cooling shelter will need to follow Covid-19 public health guidelines, including signing in, temperature checks, masking (whether vaccinated or not) and social distancing.
Residents can bring mats and cold food. Bathroom access will be available. Occupancy will be limited to approximately 75 people. No alcohol or drugs are permitted.
Additional information for cooling shelter users:
- Drinking water will be available.
- Residents are encouraged to bring a camping foldable chair, as there may not be enough chairs.
- Exit and entry into City Hall will only be from the Main Entrance on Cedar Falls Way .
- Please bring a mask, but masks will be available for those who forget.
- Do not come to City Hall if you are sick or have experienced flu like symptom within the past 72 hours. Please consider the hospital instead if you are sick.
- Temperatures will be taken at the door.
- Well behaved (non-barking) dogs and cats are allowed, but they will only be admitted if they are in a crate. If a dog becomes loud, then the dog and owner will be asked to leave.
For additional information, please contact Erin Mitchell at Emitchell@northbendwa.gov.