Record-Breaking California Heat Wave, How To Cope In Amid COVID-19
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A dog is hosed down with a cooling bath after a visit to Sepulveda Basin Dog Park in the Encino section of Los Angeles on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020.
AP Photo/Richard Vogel
A heat wave has returned to most of California and across the western states. Temperatures reached as high as 112 degrees, leaving many residents and Sacramento’s homeless population with few options for air-conditioned relief as the coronavirus pandemic continues to keep most indoor public spaces closed. Today on Insight, how to cope in extreme heat amid COVID-19.
- Morning meteorologist with KCRA, Tamara Berg, on what the recent heat wave means with heat watches, warnings and heat advisories in effect for 12 states, including most of California
- Sacramento County Health Director, Dr. Peter Beilenson, navigates concerns of the heat wave amid COVID-19 in Sacramento County, who’s most at risk, and the impact on the homeless population
- Professor of emergency medicine and a public health expert at UC Davis Health and Yolo County Interim health officer, Dr. Larissa May, checks-in in her new role on how the County is managing and what the heat wave means for reopenings
- Solano County Public Health Director, Dr. Bela Matyas, discusses the county’s response to the heat wave, concerns over outdoor gatherings, and opening cooling centers
- Cal Fire spokesman Captain Robert Foxworthy explains how the heat wave increases wildfire risk and staffing concerns
- Retired news reporter formerly of KXTV News10 in Sacramento and Palm Springs resident, Dan Adams, on the heat wave in the city and his experience over the weekend