Downtown Cooling Shelter Opens Today at Noon

Due to high temperatures forecasted, Medford City Manager Brian Sjothun has issued a severe weather event declaration effective for Tuesday, September 6. The City of Medford is partnering with ACCESS to open and operate a cooling shelter.

The cooling shelter will be located at the former Kelly Shelter (324 West 6th Street) and will be open from 12 – 8 p.m.

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

ACCESS is always looking for volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering or have resources to contribute may email for more information.