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Kern County Increases COVID-19 testing with Arvin community testing site

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Posted at 1:32 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 16:32:51-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County announced today they launched a new testing site in Arvin.

The new testing site is now accepting appointments, check the Kern County website for more information.

Testing will be by appointment early.

This new site is one of 80 testing sites powered through a partnership with OptumServe, the federal government health services business of Optum, a leading health services innovation company.

“This testing site will help Kern dramatically increase testing needs for individuals who have had limited access to COVID-19 tests up until now,” said 4th District Supervisor David Couch. “We’re thrilled to partner with the state and OptumServe to help ensure our communities are healthy, while also helping meet California’s testing goals.”