Urgent News Release #1
Public Health Emergency Management
Rose Kohout, Health Officer Darin Gudgeon, Director
(608) 649-5965 (608) 647-8187
For immediate release: February 9, 2021
RICHLAND COUNTY WARMING CENTERS IDENTIFIED
Richland Center, WI: Due to the cold weather forecasted for the next few days, the following Richland County warming centers have been identified by Richland County Health & Human Services Public Health.
The Symons Recreational Complex will serve as a warming center in Richland Center, and will be open for individuals who need a warm place to go during the following business hours:
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 5:30AM to 8:30PM
Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30PM to 8:30PM
Saturdays 7:30AM to 4:30PM
Sundays 1:00PM to 4:30 PM
A warming center will also be available in Viola. The Viola Village Office Building will serve in this capacity. Persons wishing to access this facility for warmth should contact Dana George upon their arrival at the village office. The building is open during the normal business hours of 8:30AM to 4:30PM.
Those seeking relief from the cold in Lone Rock, should call Adam Reno at 608-604-4527.
Listen for updated announcements on WRCO regarding whether a site remains open. Local officials will determine whether warming centers are necessary and safe to be open. The utilization of the sites will be continuously monitored to identify if any additional needs exist.
Please visit the Richland County website at www.co.richland.wi.us select the Emergency Management and Resources tabs for more information on the hours and locations of local warming centers.