Extreme heat is a very serious health threat; especially in Florida. COVID-19 may make that impact even worse.
When you’re dehydrated, you’re more likely to have symptoms of heat stress that can put you at serious risk. During the hottest days of summer, we can underestimate how much water we need to drink. It is recommended that you drink water before you realize that you are actually thirsty. Apply wet or damp cloths around your neck or on your forehead to cool down quickly is helpful if you are outside for long periods of time. .
Also make sure those around you, especially children and the elderly stay hydrated as well. Effects of the heat on those age groups can be accelerated. If they are not attended to, heat stroke can become a huge health concern.