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Bakersfield City Manager discusses the city's response to the coronavirus

Posted at 7:49 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 10:49:08-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield City Manager Christian Clegg said even though the city has reduced a number of services, all essential services will remain intact.

Clegg said essential services such as police, first responders, trash services, street infrastructure, and water services.

"If there's a health or safety issue, we're going to be there for you," Clegg said.

Other operations that are not considered essential have been reduced and many workers are using telecommunication efforts to continue working.

Clegg also pointed out that parks are considered an essential service, but residents should practice social distancing and common sense while visiting local parks. Clegg said if residents don't, the city may have to take other measures.

Clegg said the most important thing for residents to remember at this time is to stay home and practice social distancing.

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