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The Mission at Kern County revises coronavirus policies

The Mission
Posted at 12:09 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 15:09:28-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Mission at Kern County continues to take additional precautionary measures as national news of the coronavirus makes headlines. Hundreds of transient individuals continue to utilize services provided by the Mission each day.

Carlos Baldovinos, Executive Director is continuing to address Mission staff discussing strategies for reducing the transmission of the virus.

The changes are as follows:

1. Mealtimes and meetings-

a. Chairs will be spaced out, preventing contact between guests

b. Meal times will be staggered and extended, so less individuals will occupy our dining areas in one sitting

c. Tables will be disinfected between each sitting

The Mission will continue to clean and disinfect their shelter and all common areas three times per day on a daily basis. Hand washing stations have been installed along with signage reminding individuals to wash their hands.

“We are not going to panic, and we will continue to be good stewards of the men, women and children who utilize our services. The Mission will continue to provide sanitary living conditions to our guests and will make every effort to follow the guidelines The Department of Public Health recommends," said Baldovinos.