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Kern County announces additional free COVID-19 testing facilities

Coronavirus Kern County
Posted at 10:33 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 16:45:27-04

During the Kern County Coronavirus Briefing, the county announced the addition of three new COVID-19 testing facilities. Megan Person, the Chief Communications Officer for Kern County, said that the new facilities will allow the county to increase testing capacity by 400 tests per day.

The new facilities will be located at:

  • Richard Prado Senior Center, 2101 Ridge Street. It will be open Sunday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a drive-thru only location.
  • Kern County Fairgrounds Bldg 4, 1142 South P Street. It will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This location is available for walk-in appointments.
  • Mojave Veterans Memorial Center, 15580 O Street. This location will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. This location is available for walk-in appointments.

In addition to the new testing facilities, Person announced that the county is putting together a committee that will work with local businesses and industry in a re-open plan. However, Person emphasized that the plan will not be put into effect until Governor Gavin Newsom lifts the state's stay-at-home order.