SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - The City of Springfield has partnered with Fifth Street Renaissance to operate a cooling center at its location, 1015 E. Madison St.

The center will be open seven days a week for those needing relief from the high temperatures. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have lobbies closed.

"We realized something had to be done," Mayor Jim Langfelder said.

The facility will be open daily from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Fifth Street Renaissance will provide staffing.

The location was open the last two weekends as well due to the high temperatures.

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