How to stay safe in the summer heat

June 29, 2021

Dr. Torree McGowan, an emergency physician in Oregon and a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, said that local authorities have asked people who work outside to rearrange their schedules to work during the early morning or after dark.

"My husband is a farmer right in the middle of putting up our hay crop and I'm watching him really carefully and telling him 'Nope, you're just not allowed to work at 2:00 in the afternoon, you'll have to do it at night,'" McGowan said. "Going to the park, that type of thing, is fine as long as you have the opportunity to get into the shade and take advantage of water activities ... Those types of activities to decrease the heat can be really a lot of fun and safe, but we have to watch during the heat of the day."

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