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COVID-19 News: Red Tier

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Kern County Moves to Red Tier (Tier 2) on State’s COVID-19 Framework

Additional Businesses and Activities Allowed to Resume with Modifications Under State Regulations

(Kern County, CA) – Today the State announced that Kern County has moved from the Purple Tier (Tier 1) to the less restrictive Red Tier (Tier 2) on the State’s COVID-19 blueprint, effective immediately. The State’s framework allows counties moving from the Purple to Red Tier to reopen indoor operations at additional businesses and allows certain activities to resume, as long as appropriate protocols and protective measures are followed.

The following businesses and activities are now allowed to resume with modifications:

 Personal care services are allowed to open indoors.

 Museums, zoos and aquariums are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity.

 Places of worship are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.

 Gyms and fitness centers are allowed to open indoors at 10% capacity.

 Restaurants are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.

 Movie theaters are allowed to open indoors with 25% capacity or 100 people, whichever is fewer.

On October 28th, two weeks following the County officially entering Tier 2, schools (including higher education) can open for in-person instruction, with modifications.

As a community we have made tremendous progress in reducing the transmission of COVID-19 in Kern County. While moving into the Red Tier is exciting news for our local businesses and residents, we encourage everyone to remain vigilant and continue practicing healthy habits including social distancing, wearing face coverings and washing hands frequently.

If these metrics continue to improve, the County would be eligible to move forward in the framework to a less restrictive tier after three weeks. If these metrics worsen, the County would revert into a more restrictive tier as soon as two weeks from now. To learn more about the State framework, visit www.covid19.ca.gov or www.kernpublichealth.com/2019-novel-coronavirus/.

Nov. 24th Free Testing Site

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Three new Free COVID-19 testing sites are offered by the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force as testing continues to be a vital focal point for Kern County.

“The county being in Tier 1 (Purple) has many businesses concerned for their economic survival,” said Jay Tamsi, co-founder of the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force. “We need to take testing seriously and work towards our economy re-opening and able to operate. Through testing and tracing we are able to slow the transmission rate having people self-isolate properly to slow the spread of the virus locally.”

Tamsi added that the county is still required to meet state guidelines to remain at this stage of being open or to be moved forward. Among the key weekly benchmarks are increased testing results.

This week’s free testing sites are as follows:

WHEN: Tuesday, November 24th (9.A.M. – 4 P.M.)
WHERE: Bakersfield College
(Parking Lot on corner of Haley and University)
*Free face masks will be given to individuals, courtesy of Adventist Health Bakersfield and Jim Burke Ford.

Walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged as there is no pre-registration requirements. The collaboration asks people to please wear a mask and social distance while on site.

Nov. 28th Free Testing Site

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Three new Free COVID-19 testing sites are offered by the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force as testing continues to be a vital focal point for Kern County.

“The county being in Tier 1 (Purple) has many businesses concerned for their economic survival,” said Jay Tamsi, co-founder of the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force. “We need to take testing seriously and work towards our economy re-opening and able to operate. Through testing and tracing we are able to slow the transmission rate having people self-isolate properly to slow the spread of the virus locally.”

Tamsi added that the county is still required to meet state guidelines to remain at this stage of being open or to be moved forward. Among the key weekly benchmarks are increased testing results.

This week’s free testing sites are as follows:

WHEN: Saturday, November 28th (Starting at 9 A.M.)
WHERE: Vallarta Supermarkets, 2309 Niles Pt. Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306
*Free face masks will be given to individuals, courtesy of Adventist Health Bakersfield and Jim Burke Ford.

Walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged as there is no pre-registration requirements. The collaboration asks people to please wear a mask and social distance while on site.

Nov. 29th Free Testing Site

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Three new Free COVID-19 testing sites are offered by the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force as testing continues to be a vital focal point for Kern County.

“The county being in Tier 1 (Purple) has many businesses concerned for their economic survival,” said Jay Tamsi, co-founder of the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force. “We need to take testing seriously and work towards our economy re-opening and able to operate. Through testing and tracing we are able to slow the transmission rate having people self-isolate properly to slow the spread of the virus locally.”

Tamsi added that the county is still required to meet state guidelines to remain at this stage of being open or to be moved forward. Among the key weekly benchmarks are increased testing results.

This week’s free testing sites are as follows:

WHEN: Sunday, November 29th (Starting at 9 A.M.)
WHERE: Vallarta Supermarkets, 1515 East Panama Lane, Bakersfield, CA 93307
*Free face masks will be given to individuals, courtesy of Adventist Health Bakersfield and Jim Burke Ford.

Walk-ins are welcomed and encouraged as there is no pre-registration requirements. The collaboration asks people to please wear a mask and social distance while on site.

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