City of Bakersfield

Keep up to date with the programs and assistance available in Bakersfield, CA.

Kern County Dash Board

Stay up to date with current COVID-19 cases, recoveries and data.

Latino COVID-19 Task Force

Learn more about California’s first dedicated COVID-19 task force.

City Manager’s Message About COVID-19 and Social Distancing.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act 


You’re Not Alone. We Are Here to Help!

The City of Bakersfield is pleased to announce a new Business Assistance Grant program with the goal of helping local small businesses and sole proprietors impacted by the COVD-19 pandemic and related State-implemented closures. This new program makes $3 million in City Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds immediately available to local businesses in need. 

Kern County Tier 2

On October 13th, 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. 

Latino COVID-19 Taskforce formed in attempt to quell disproportionate rates

Read about a newly formed Latino Covid-19 Task Force formed in attempt to quell disproportionate Latino Rates!
“To save lives through outreach, education, and awareness to find solutions to the disproportionate social and economic impact of Covid-19 on the Latino Community.”

Wearing a Mask

How to Select, Wear, and Clean Your Mask. CDC recommends that people wear masks in public settings, like on public and mass transportation, at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people. CLICK TO LEARN MORE

Symptoms of COVID-19


  • Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
  • Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions seem to be at higher risk. CLICK HERE TO LERN MORE

When to Quarantine

Quarantine is used to keep someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.