Medford Cooling Shelter Locations and Hours

Due to high temperatures forecasted, Medford City Manager Brian Sjothun has issued a severe weather event declaration effective for Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29.

The City of Medford is partnering with ACCESS, American Red Cross, the Jackson County Library and First Presbyterian Church to open and operate a cooling shelter throughout the next week.

The cooling shelter will be open each day next week from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please note, the shelter location changes throughout the week:

  • UPDATE: Due to power outage, the Medford Cooling shelter on Monday, July 25th will be moved to 200 North Riverside from 12-8. RVTD will have a bus at noon and 12:30p to shuttle individuals from First Presbyterian Church to 200 North Riverside. Today only.
  • Tuesday, July 26: Medford Library – 205 S Central Ave.
  • Wednesday, July 27: Medford Library – 205 S Central Ave.
  • Thursday, July 28: Medford Library – 205 S Central Ave.
  • Friday, July 29: First Presbyterian Church – 85 S Holly St.

The cooling shelter will provide water, restrooms, popsicles, snacks, and cooling area and water for pets. Individuals may come and go.

Anyone interested in volunteering or have resources to contribute please may email for more information.