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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 22, 2022

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Michael Pagan

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Bergen County Extends Cooling Centers through Weekend to Address Heat Index

Hackensack, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco announces that the County of Bergen has extended cooling center hours through the weekend in effort help residents stay cool during the current heat wave.

UPDATE: The following locations will continue to operate as emergency cooling centers this weekend from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday July 23rd and  Sunday, July 24th:

County Administration Building

One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, 1st Floor                           (201) 336-7300

 

Northwest Bergen Senior Activity Center

46-50 Center Street, Midland Park, NJ                                               (201) 445-5690
     

Southwest Bergen Senior Activity Center

147 Hackensack Street, East Rutherford, NJ                                       (201) 935-8920         

 

BELOW LOCATIONS OPERATE THROUGH TODAY Friday, July 22, 2022 FROM 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.(weekend locations are noted above)

 

County Administration Building

One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, 1st Floor                           (201) 336-7300

*Open Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 if needed*

   

Garfield Senior Activity Center                                                         (973) 478-0502

480 Midland Avenue, Garfield, NJ 07026

 

Northwest Bergen Senior Activity Center

46-50 Center Street, Midland Park, NJ                                               (201) 445-5690
     

Southwest Bergen Senior Activity Center

147 Hackensack Street, East Rutherford, NJ                                       (201) 935-8920         

Bergenfield Senior Center

293 Murray Hill Terrace, Bergenfield, NJ                                          (201) 387-7212

 

Bergen County Community Services Building                              (201) 343-6000

327 E Ridgewood Ave, Assembly Room, Paramus, NJ

In addition, several municipalities are designating public spaces such as public libraries, shopping centers, recreation and senior centers as cooling centers. Residents should consider visiting municipal cooling centers before travelling to the County facility to help avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Residents requiring a ride to a County emergency cooling center may call 201-368-5955 x1 between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Emergency requests may be arranged after hours/weekend by dialing 201-707-1082.

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