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MCD Newsletter - August 2020


Is anyone looking to get away for a quick trip this weekend... or any for the rest of the

month??? Well, just 2 hours and 7 minuets away from MacPherson’s (Yes, I google mapped

it), is a drive-in movie theater located in Port Townsend. The “Wheel-In” has been around

since 1953, making it one of the oldest drive-in theaters on the Pacific Northwest. It is also

one of only four remaining drive-ins in Washington. How cool!! This gem was founded by

the current owner’s grandparents so it’s a small family business. You can bring your own

food, or stock up on concessions before the show. The gates open at 7:30 p.m so its perfect

to spend the day in the cute town of Port Townsend and finish with a movie. Also, since it is

a drive-in, it is perfect for social distancing. A Carload is $15 and because of social distancing

requirements they are reducing lot capacity by make your reservations.










The sun and warm weather of summer can also bring special hazards for those working

outdoors. The combination of heat, humidity and physical labor can lead to illness. The

two most serious forms of heat-related illnesses are heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke need immediate attention.

1. Understand the symptoms. It is a signal that says the body is having difficulty

maintaining its narrow temperature range. The heart pumps faster, blood is diverted

from internal organs to the skin, breathing rate increases, sweating increases, all in

an attempt to transfer more heat to the outside air and cool the skin by evaporation

of sweat. If the body can’t keep up then the person suffers effects ranging from heat

cramps to heat exhaustion, and finally to heat stroke.

2. Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion include: headaches, dizziness, light headiness or

fainting; weakness and moist skin; mood changes such as irritability or confusion; or


3. Symptoms of Heat Stroke include: dry, hot skin with no sweating, mental confusion

or loss of consciousness, seizures or convulsions.

4. Dry clothes and skin do not mean that you are not sweating. In dry climates, you

might not feel wet or sticky, but you are still sweating. On a very warm day, you can lose

as much as two liters of fluid.

5. Beat the Heat. Help Prevent the ill effects of heat stress by: • Drinking water or

Gatorade frequently and moderately • If possible, avoid direct sunlight or other heat

sources. • Try to plan your day to tackle more strenuous jobs during the cooler morning

hours. • Utilizing the ventilation or fans in enclosed areas. • Rest frequently in cool,

shaded areas. • Avoid alcoholic or caffeinated beverages and eat lightly. • Remembering

that it takes about one to two weeks for the body to adjust to the heat • Wearing

lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothes. • Wear wide brimmed hard hats,

neck protectors (Chill-Its) and sunscreen

6. Be prepared to act. In the event you recognize these symptoms in yourself or a

co-worker, immediately notify your supervisor and contact emergency professionals.

While waiting for First Aid or Medical Aid, you should: • Move the worker to a cool

shaded area • Loosen or remove heavy clothing • Provide small sips of cool drinking

water • Fan and mist the person with water


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