BCSD suspends in-person instruction due to spike in COVID-19 cases

Posted at 9:14 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 12:14:59-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, the Bakersfield City School District said it is suspending all in-person instruction.

In a statement, BCSD officials said:

Effective November 30, 2020, the Bakersfield City School District is suspending all in-person instruction and support services until further notice due to the recent spike of COVID-19 rates in Kern County.

Earlier this week, Kern County Public Health released announced that over 900 COVID-19 tests came back positive. Across California, there's been an increase of COVID-19 cases reported.

Michelle Corson with Kern County Public Health said the health department believes the increase in local cases is due to a combination of impacts, such as more residents testing, and an increase of indoor gatherings now that temperatures have dropped. Corson says one of the main sources of transmission that's been identified is gatherings.

This is a developing story.