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Heat Advisory

Updated: Jul 19, 2023

Any time a heat advisory is in effect, like today and yesterday, we pay extra attention to how the kids are feeling.

We are reviewing heat advisory training with staff to know what signs to look for and how to treat them. Prevention and Preparation: We give them as many water breaks as they need and schedule them regularly in our C.H.A.T.S breaks (acronym C.H.A.T.S for Cooling, Hydrate,Transition & Sanitization)

Morning reminder with staff on signs to look for for heat rash, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

Making changes to their schedule on days like today as well. For example, if they go on any walking trips they’ll do them when the forecast says the coolest part of the day is. Limit outdoor activities to 20mins outside in mainly shaded areas with misting station nearby. Sunscreen applied 30mins before outdoor activities and reapplying. Misting station is set up outdoors for anyone to cool off. Tips for parents Wear as little clothing as possible when you are at home.

For campers, choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. In the hot sun, a wide-brimmed hat will provide shade and keep the head cool.

If you must go outdoors, be sure to apply sunscreen 30 minutes prior to going out and continue to reapply according to the package directions. Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool itself and causes a loss of body fluids. It also causes pain and damages the skin. As a reminder, the heat advisory is in effect here in until 8:00 p.m. tonight. Do not leave children or pets in the car. Check on elderly friends, family, and neighbors.


Oak Tree Team

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