The City activates a Code Blue when we’re expecting very cold conditions. This includes:
- When there’s precipitation and the temperature is 32 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
- When it feels near or below 20 degrees due to wind chill.
During a Code Blue, the City takes special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. These measures include:
- 24-hour outreach to find people who are homeless and transport them to safe indoor spaces.
- Additional shelter beds.
- Allowing homeless people to stay inside emergency housing throughout the day.
If you see a person who appears to be homeless outdoors during a Code Blue, call the City’s homeless outreach hotline at (215) 232-1984.