CHA News Article

Northern California Weather Prompts Alert for Heat Emergency Plans

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) reminds health care providers that, during the hot summer months, they should monitor the heat situation and take appropriate action to protect vulnerable populations. The National Weather Service has issued excessive heat watches and warnings for portions of Northern California over the next several days. Providers are encouraged to refer to CDPH’s Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Toolkit for public information materials, including an extreme heat press release template. At this time, no local emergency operations centers have been activated; however, local health departments are asked to advise CDPH and the California Emergency Medical Services Authority of any heat-related health impacts.