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Cooling Centers open this weekend in Kern County

Posted at 9:35 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 12:36:38-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Starting this Saturday, cooling centers in Bakersfield, Arvin, Shafter, and McFarland will be open.

The centers will be open Saturday, Sunday, and Monday starting at 11 a.m.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Cooling Center visitors:

  • Are encouraged to wear a face covering.
  • Will be screened for temperature and symptoms upon entry. Visitors who have a fever or are exhibiting symptoms will not be allowed in the center.
  • Must practice physical distancing at all times - keep at least 6 feet away from one another.

Here's the full list of Kern County Cooling centers and their status this weekend:


Arvin - Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive - OPEN

Bakersfield - East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road - OPEN

Bakersfield - The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21st Street - OPEN

Bakersfield - Rasmussen Senior Center, 115 E. Roberts Lane - OPEN

Lake Isabella - Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Boulevard - CLOSED

Maricopa - Gusher Hall, 271 California Street - CLOSED

McFarland - McFarland Veterans Center, 103 W Sherwood Ave - OPEN

Shafter - Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue - OPEN

Taft - Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street - CLOSED


Frazier Park - Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive - CLOSED


Mojave - Mojave Veterans Building, 15580 O Street - CLOSED

Rosamond - Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street - CLOSED