Downtown Medford Cooling Shelter Opens August 7

Due to high temperatures forecasted, City Manager Brian Sjothun has issued a severe weather event declaration effective for Sunday, August 7.

The City is partnering with ACCESS and the Jackson County Library to open and operate a cooling shelter.

The cooling shelter will be open Sunday, August 7 from 12 – 8 p.m. and will be operated by ACCESS at the Jackson County Central Library in downtown Medford – 205 South Central Avenue.

The cooling shelter will provide water, restrooms, 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.

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