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Several cooling centers to open Friday as Kern County hits triple-digits

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Posted at 9:03 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 12:04:30-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Triple-digit temperatures are heading our way, forcing cooling centers throughout the county to open their doors.

The cooling centers, which are operated by the Kern County Parks Division in cooperation with the Department of Aging and Adult Services, are opened when temperatures are forecast to exceed certain highs.

The following centers will be open Friday:

  • Arvin - Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive.
  • Bakersfield - East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road.
  • Bakersfield - The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21st Street.
  • Bakersfield - Rasmussen Senior Center, 115 E. Roberts Lane.
  • McFarland - McFarland Veterans Center, 103 W Sherwood Ave.
  • Shafter - Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue.
  • Taft - Taft Veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street.

The cooling centers are open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.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, and must practice physical distancing at all times.