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Tehachapi Police Department take precautionary measures amid coronavirus outbreak

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Posted at 7:44 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 22:44:51-04

TEHACHAPI, Calif. — Following recommendations from the Center for Disease Control, the Office of the Governor of California and the Kern County Public Health Department, the Tehachapi Police Department is taking precautionary measures in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Lobby counter services at the Tehachapi Police Department, 220 W. C St. will be unavailable until further notice.

At this time, TPD will continue to respond to all calls for service. As a reminder, there are a telephonic and online reporting systems in place to aid in responding to service requests that are not emergencies, or that are no longer in-progress.

The online reporting system is accessible on the Tehachapi Police Department’s webpage.

The public is encouraged to alert public safety personnel if they have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 when they call.

These procedures will enable TPD to limit their person to person contact with the public for the safety and protection of community members and peace officers and reduce the likelihood of transmission.

For non-emergencies, contact the Tehachapi Police Communications Center at (661) 822-2222.

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