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Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force to host 2 free COVID-19 testing sites

COVID-19 Testing Site Sign
Posted at 10:45 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2021-09-02 17:14:20-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force, Kern County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Kern County Public Health is announcing two free COVID-19 testing sites to help increase Kern County’s testing numbers.

On Oct. 15, the task force will be set up at La Mina Cantina’s South West Bakersfield and on Oct. 16, at Vallarta Supermarkets in South Bakersfield. Each testing site will be open to the public starting at 9 a.m. and run to 6 p.m. Walk-Ins, all ages are welcomed and encouraged as there is no pre-registration requirement.

“Access to testing is one of our top priorities, Jay Tamsi, co-founder says.“We need to ensure that the Latino population and our entire community are being tested, self-isolating at home when needed to stop the spread of COVID-19. This is a very serious matter for Kern County’s economic state and the physical and mental health of our Latino Community.”