Downtown Medford Cooling Shelter Open Friday and Saturday

Due to high temperatures forecasted, Medford City Manager Brian Sjothun has issued a severe weather event declaration effective from Friday, September 9 through Saturday, September 10.

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 says they are always looking for volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering or have resources to contribute should email for more information.