Extreme Heat and COVID-19

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Here are resources for planners and health professionals focused on extreme heat events that might need to be managed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Integrated Heat Health Information System - The NIHHIS is an integrated system that builds understanding of the problem of extreme heat, defines demand for climate services that enhance societal resilience, develops science-based products and services from a sustained climate science research program, and improves capacity, communication, and societal understanding of the problem in order to reduce morbidity and mortality due to extreme heat. The NIHHIS is a jointly developed system by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The CDC has specific guidance on extreme heat, including a variety of infographics and social media graphics. There is also guidance for COVID-19 and cooling centers and about going to public disaster shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

World Health Organization Information for Summer Heat & COVID-19 - There are a number of resources available for planners and health professionals, including infographics in a number of languages. WHO is the authority responsible for public health within the United Nations system.