The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force Continues to Service Outlining Communities

The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force is announcing four additional FREE COVID-19 testing sites, with Dignity Health providing a drive-thru Flu shot clinic as it continues to work toward increasing Kern County’s testing numbers and reaching the county’s outlining communities.

“We want our community to stay healthy and continue to be aware of the COVID-19 pandemic during this season,” said Jay Tamsi, co-founder of the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force.  “This virus is very real. As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to not get comfortable and ignore all the work we have made together in flattening the curve and reopening our economy.”

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.

Testing Sites with Dignity Health Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic will be as follows:

Friday, November 6th (1 P.M. – 4 P.M.)
Canyon Hills Church (parking lot), 
7001 Auburn Street
Bakersfield, California

Monday, November 9th (1 P.M. – 4 P.M.)
Bear Mountain Recreation Center (parking lot)
10300 San Diego Street, Lamont, California

Tuesday, November 10th (1 P.M. – 4 P.M.)
Di Giorgio Park (corner of Haven Drive & S Hill Street),
Arvin, California

Thursday, November 12th (1 P.M. – 4 P.M.)
Aquatic Center (parking lot)
269 Poso Avenue, Shafter, California

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.