During this period of excessive heat, selected Loudoun County facilities will operate as cooling centers with extended weekend hours.
On Saturday,Loudoun Valley Community Center, the Claude Moore Recreation Center and the Dulles South Recreation Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Also, the Lovettsville Community Center gym will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
On Sunday, the Rust, Sterling and Purcellville libraries will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Claude Moore and Dulles South Recreation Centers will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the Lovettsville Community Center gym will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
In addition to the facilities with extended hours, the county’s community centers and libraries that are normally open on Saturday and Sunday will provide air conditioning, water and a place to sit. Information about Loudoun County Public Library locations and hours may be found atlibrary.loudoun.gov. Information about hours and locations ofcommunity centersoperated by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services may be found atloudoun.gov/prcs.
Pets are not allowed in the cooling centers. Residents who are seeking shelter for themselves and their pets may access the Loudoun County Animal Shelter during weekend business hours. The Animal Shelter’s location and business hours can be found atloudoun.gov/animals.
Residents are urged to take precautions to prevent heat illnesses by spending as much time as possible in air-conditioned locations, staying out of the sun, drinking plenty of water, and closely monitoring latest weather forecast.