SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - As temperatures begin to warm up throughout the state, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director Dr. Karen Smith advises California residents to prepare themselves for what could be a very hot, dry summer.
“Because this hot spell has come on rather suddenly, many people may be caught off guard by the warm up,” Dr. Smith said. “It is important that all Californians take precautions to prevent heat-related illness and stay hydrated.”
In areas where air quality is impacted, people with heart disease, asthma, or other respiratory diseases should minimize outdoor activities. Summer schools and programs with children who have sensitive conditions, including heart disease, asthma, and other respiratory diseases should not participate in outdoor physical activity and should stay indoors as much as possible.