Safety precautions imposed by businesses and organizations in response to the pandemic have also cut off access to spaces that have doubled as cooling centers during Arizona’s summers. People who are homeless have traditionally relied on these centers to escape triple-digit temperatures. To expand access, the city of Tucson recently teamed up with the Salvation Army to bolster the nonprofit’s Operation Chill Out efforts. The city’s Housing and Community Development Director Liz Morales explained what services they hope to roll out later this month.
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