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Cooling options

Check back soon for an interactive map of places that can provide relief from the summer heat.

In a normal year, more than 600 Americans die of complications from overheating.

Young children, senior citizens and people who are sick or overweight are most vulnerable. Start by being informed about heat alerts, issued by the National Weather Service and publicized by local news media. When the weather gets hot, it’s important to stay cool by staying indoors in air-conditioned buildings. 

Movie theaters along with some pools, community and recreation centers may have a cost for use. Please inquire at each site for ticket price or possible fees, as well as restricted use and/or limited hours.

If you visit county buildings

Required face coverings

All visitors to Hennepin County buildings are required to wear face coverings that cover both mouth and nose.

  • Face coverings can include a paper or disposable face mask, a cloth face mask, a scarf, a bandanna, a neck gaiter, or a religious face covering.
  • A face shield alone is not sufficient. Visitors who wear a face shield are required to wear a face covering underneath it.

If you are sick

Do not enter the building if you are sick or experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Physical distance

Maintain 6 feet or 2 meters of physical distance.

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