Heat and COVID-19 Information Series

COVID-19 amplifies the risks of hot weather, and 2020 is on track to be one of the hottest years on record. Countries should expect and prepare for hot weather and heatwaves, in addition to managing COVID19. Hot weather conditions present individuals and local decision-makers with new challenges on the optimal ways to stay safe from both hot weather and COVID-19.

This information series aims to highlight some issues and options to take into consideration when managing the health risks of extreme heat during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Action Examples

Action: Two opened umbrellas provide shade and will ensure a minimum distance of 1 meter between two people
Location: India (several states)

Learn more >

Action: Comprehensive local policy, Stay Cool at Home: Energy subsidy, air conditioning distribution, prevention of power outages
Location: New York City

Learn more >

Action: Total person limits and physical distancing on beaches
Location: Greece

Learn more >

Action: Voluntary phone outreach to older and vulnerable persons subscribed to heat wave action plan
Location: Avrillé, France

Learn more >

Action: Additional cooling facilities opened with new rules of operating
Location: Tempe, Arizona

Learn more >

Share your lessons and good practices to prevent heat stress and COVID-19.