Stay cool, PYLUSD! Here are some tips to help prevent heat-related illness

The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) encourages students, families, employees, and community members to follow the recommended precautions and additional resources below to help prevent heat-related illness.

The Orange County Health Care Agency recommends the following:
  • Drink plenty of water; don’t wait until you are thirsty.
  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Stay out of the sun if possible, and when in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim, and use sunscreen.
  • Avoid strenuous activities if you are outside or in non-air conditioned buildings. If you are working outdoors, take frequent rest and refreshment breaks in a shaded area.
  • Never leave children, elderly people or pets unattended in closed cars or other vehicles.
  • Check on those who are at high risk to make sure they are staying cool – including seniors who live alone, people with heart or lung disease, and young children.
    Stay cool indoors – if your home is not air conditioned, visit public facilities such as shopping malls and libraries to stay cool.
Courtesy of the Orange County Health Care Agency 

Extreme Heat Resources and Tips
 
www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.html
Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
 
Courtesy of the California Department of Public Health 
 
Courtesy of the National Weather Service
Published Print