ELIZABETH, NJ — Cooling centers have been set up by the City of Elizabeth where residents can cool down due to the extremely high temperatures.

The heat wave that began Sunday is expected to last through the week. The cooling centers set up by the city are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will be operating through Saturday.

“Remember to stay hydrated, limit your outdoor activities, check in on family and neighbors, and also those that may have pets inside their home,” said Mayor Bollwage during his daily COVID-19 update.

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The spray parks around the city will also be operating during this heat wave. Children can be affected by high temperatures more quickly than adults and are susceptible to dehydration.

The cooling centers are:

Mickey Walker Recreation Center

860 Anna Street


Fred Erxleben Recreation Center

513 Richmond Street


Miller Evans Logan Recreation Center

161-163 First Street


Peterstown Community Center*

418 Palmer Street


Elmora Racquet Club*

23 Fernwood Terrace


*Saturday Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.