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Jury duty returning to Kern County Superior Court next week, face coverings required

Kern County Court House
Posted at 2:31 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 17:31:41-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Jurors will be returning to the Kern County Superior Court next week as the courthouse announced its plans to resume jury duty in a safe manner.

Part of that safety includes requiring any person entering any Kern County Superior Courthouse building wear a face covering. This includes the jury assembly room.

Other changes that will begin next week include online registration, reducing the number of jurors called in at a time, staggering reporting times, moving jurors to a separate area, if needed, reducing the number of jurors called at a time to a courtroom, disinfecting procedures, and jurors will now watch a recorded version of orientation in English and Spanish.

Officials said the Standing Order restricting courthouse entry is still in place. For more information, call Jury Services at 661-868-4700.

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