Columbus City Schools cancels classes Wednesday due to heat; to resume Thursday

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus City Schools have canceled classes for October 2 due to prolonged hot temperatures and humidity.

The district canceled classes on Tuesday as temperatures reached over 90 degrees.

Temperatures are forecasted to be in the 90s for Wednesday as well.

All afternoon activities are also canceled. All bus drivers are required to report to work on Wednesday.

Classes are set to resume Thursday,

Families seeking additional information can contact their child's school or call the Office of Customer Relations at 614-365-8888.

How to Beat the Heat

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department said the city community centers will be open Wednesday to provide people areas to stay cool and get out of the heat.

Many centers open at 9 a.m. including Barnett Community Center, Beatty Community Center, Marion Franklin Community Center, Westgate Community Center and Whetstone Community Center.

All other centers will be open regular hours.

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department shared these tips to stay cool provided by Columbus Public Health:

  • Drink plenty of water – do not wait until you are thirsty.
  • Stay inside in air conditioning whenever possible. If you do not have an air conditioner, use movie theaters, malls, libraries and other public places that are cool.
  • Avoid beverages with alcohol, caffeine, and sugar because they will dehydrate you.
  • Eat light meals.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing and a hat.
  • Stay in the shade.
  • Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours.

Seniors who need fans should call LifeCare Alliance at 614-278-3130.

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