BAKERSFIELD, Calif — The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task force is offering 4 new testing dates this week as Kern County faces the possibility of slipping backward in the state's reopening tier system.
At the Board of Supervisors meeting on November 10, officials announced that Kern County's case rate did not meet red tier metrics and if it does not improve by next week Kern County would be pushed back into the most restrictive purple tier, causing businesses to be required to close their doors.
We are seeing an alarming rise in local cases,” said Jay Tamsi, co-founder of the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force. “I can’t stress the seriousness of this pandemic and the importance of our entire community to get tested. We need to continue following the CDC guidelines (wearing a mask, washing your hands, social distancing etc.) in order to ensure our community’s well-being. It’s very important to slow the transmission rate by identifying positive cases, tracing and having people self-isolate properly.
The testing sites for this week are:
- Thursday November 12 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. In the Aquatic Center Parking lot located at 269 Poso Avenue, Shafter, California.
- Friday November 13 starting at 8 a.m. at the Greenfield family Resource Center located at 5400 Monitor St Bakersfield, California.
- Saturday November 14 starting at 9 a.m. at Vallarta Supermarkets located at 820 Main St, Delano, California.
- Sunday November 15 starting at 9 a.m. at Vallarta Supermarkets located at 1840 Cecil Ave, Delano, California