Mayor Walsh Urges Caution During Hot Week Ahead

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Mayor Marty Walsh is urging residents to take precautions to stay cool during the hot and humid weather that is forecasted Sunday August 9th through Wednesday August 12th.

The "real feel" temperature is expected to reach up to 97 degrees in parts of New England over the next few days, according to the National Weather Service Boston.

Mayor Walsh said while he is reminding people to stay hydrated and cool, he has not declared a Heat Emergency.

"As we continue to take COVID-19 precautions, please take steps to keep yourself safe in the hot weather," said Mayor Walsh. "Whenever you're out, please wear a face covering, stay six feet away from others, avoid crowds and wash your hands often. If you begin to feel overheated, find a shaded place that's six feet away from others and remove your face covering."

Residents can use the City's two outdoor pools, the BCYF Clougherty Pool in Charlestown, and the BCYF Mirabella Pool in the North End, which are currently open seven days a week through Labor Day from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are several new protocols in place at the outdoor pools; capacity has been reduced to less than 40 percent capacity, or 75 people per session, and visitors must register for a swim time slot ahead of time. Walk-ins will not be allowed. Registration opens 24 hours before the following day's sessions. Click here for more.

Tot sprays are also open at playgrounds in the City, with restrictions. The City said Boston Public Libraries and indoor City-operated pools remain closed to the public at this time due to COVID-19 safety measures.

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