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Kern County’s Latino COVID-19 Task Force to host testing sites in Oildale, Delano

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 20:04:50-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif.  — The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force, Kern County Public Health and Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is announcing additional free COVID-19 testing sites.

“As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to not get comfortable and ignore the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jay Tamsi, co-founder of the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force. “This pandemic is real, and we should not stay complacent.”

Tamsi added that the county is still required to meet state guidelines to remain at this stage of being open or to be moved forward. Among the key weekly benchmarks are increased testing results.

The testing sites will be as follows:

Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oildale Centennial Square North, Chester Frontage Road Corner of North Chester And Norris Road. Adventist Health will provide free face masks and Kern County Board of Supervisor Mike Maggard will supply candy for Children.

Nov. 1 starting at 9 a.m. at Vallarta Supermarkets Delano, 820 Main Street. Adventist Health will provide Free Face Masks to individuals.

Walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged as there is no pre-registration requirements. The collaboration asks people to please wear a mask and social distance while on site.