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UPDATE: Public Health gives 5,208 gift cards out to residents tested for COVID-19 last week

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 16:23:30-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (UPDATE 12/8): During the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Kern County Public Health reported that 5,208 gift cards were given out to residents tested for COVID-19 last week.

Public Health announced on Nov. 30 that 12,000 gift cards worth about $360,000 total had been approved by the board for residents who get tested in the lowest census tracts.

The gifts cards are worth $25 each.


Kern County Public Health announced a list of sites offering free COVID-19 testing this week.

Public Health said anyone who gets a COVID-19 test at one of the COVID-19 testing sites below is eligible for a $25 VISA gift card:

  • Wasco Library - 1102 7th Street, Wasco
  • Rosamond Library - 3611 W Rosamond Blvd, Rosamond
  • Arvin Public Health Building - 204 S Hill, Arvin
  • Lamont Library - 8304 Segrue Road, Lamont
  • Kern Valley Hospital - 4308 Birch Street, Mountain Mesa
  • Good Samaritan Hospital - 901 Olive Drive, Bakersfield

Residents can also get tested through the Public Health Nursing mobile testing site, at the following locations during these dates and times:

  • 12/1/20 from 12pm to 4pm - Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1015 Clinton Street, Delano
  • 12/2/20 from 12pm to 4pm - Bear Mountain Elementary School, 1501 Hood St. Arvin
  • 12/3/20 from 12pm to 4pm - Sierra Vista Elementary, 300 Franklin St. Arvin
  • 12/5/20 from 10am to 2pm - Weedpatch Supermarket Parking Lot, 8101 Buena Vista Blvd. Lamont.