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Garces Memorial High School campus to reopen Oct. 28

Garces Memorial unveils learning center
Posted at 1:13 PM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 16:13:59-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Garces Memorial High School officials announced the campus is set to reopen on Oct. 28

Officials said over the last six months, faculty and staff have worked to develop a safe reopening plan, modify classroom spaces and ensure they have the necessary sanitation supplies.

"We feel confident we can reopen safely and are eager to have our students back on campus. When students are back on campus, several safety measures must be followed," school officials said.

As part of the reopening place, Garces students will have their temperature checked before each class period. Every desk will be sanitized at the end of each period. Students, staff and anyone else on campus will be required to wear a mask at all times. During break and lunchtime, social distancing will be strictly enforced. At the end of each day, the entire campus will be sanitized, and sanitation stations will be restocked.

For families who do not wish to return to campus, the distance learning option will still be available for those students.

You can find a copy of the entire reopening plan here.

Coronavirus Testing Sites - Kern County

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State-Provided Sites
  • Must have an appointment
  • Free, but if have insurance they will bill
  • No screening criteria

Kern County Fairgrounds
1142 South P Street, Building 4, Access Gate 27

Rosamond Library
3611 Rosamond Blvd, Rosamond CA 93560

Arvin Public Health
204 S Hill Street, Arvin

Wasco Library
1102 7th Street




County-Provided Sites
  • Must have an appointment
  • Free
  • No screening criteria
  • Operating with existing provider

Oildale - Good Samaritan Hospital
901 Olive Drive, Bakersfield
  • For Registration call (661) 215-7725
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 8 pm, Saturday 8 am - 12 pm

Ridgecrest - Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
1081 N. China Lake Blvd, Ridgecrest
  • For Registration: Text the word "testing" to 833-774-4968 Or Call 866-774-9984
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 am

Delano - Delano Regional Medical Center
1401 Garces Hwy, Delano
  • No Drive-Thru option
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm

Kern River Valley - Kern Valley Hospital
6412 Laurel Ave, Mt Mesa Wheelchair Logo
  • For Registration call (760) 379-2681 ext 267
  • Drive-Thru Only
  • Hours: Wednesday - Thursday from 7 am - 2 pm.
Tehachapi - Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley
1100 Magellan Dr 93561

Lamont - Kern County Library
8304 Segrue Road, Lamont, CA 93241
  • For registration call 661-869-6018
  • Drive-Thru and Walk-Up<
  • Testing available for ages 5+ only; parents must be present and give consent for children
  • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9 am - 2 pm; Tuesday, Thursday 2 pm - 7 pm

Taft - West Side Health Care District
  • For Registration call (661) 765-1935
  • Drive-Thru<
  • TTesting available for all ages; parents must be present and give consent for children
  • Hours: Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm & 3 pm – 7 pm; Saturday 11 am – 3 pm