Gov. Newsom provides an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak

Governor Gavin Newsom
Posted at 12:33 PM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 15:52:22-04

Gov. Gavin Newsom said COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state have increased by 43% over the last two weeks.

Gov. Newsom held a press conference Monday to give an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

During the press briefing, he provided more details into the state's decision to close bars down again.

"We don't like the trend line and that's why this mandatory mask requirement is in effect and why we're using this dimmer switch to start to pull back."

The positivity rate for the proportion of people being tested that return a positive result for COVID-19 has gone up to 5.9% over the past seven days, compared to 4.4% just a couple weeks ago.

As a result, on Sunday Newsom ordered several counties: Kern, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Joaquin, Kings, Imperial and Tulare, to close bars. He also recommended eight other counties, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Sacramento, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Stanislaus, also close down bars.

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
Mojave Veterans Hall
15580 O Street, Mojave
Arvin Public Health
204 S Hill Street, Arvin
5th District Drive-Thru at The Prado Senior Center
2101 Ridge Road

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 (Coming Soon)
6412 Laurel Ave, Mt Mesa
  • No Drive-Thru option

Tehachapi - Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley
1100 Magellan Dr 93561