The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force is announcing three additional FREE COVID-19 testing sites to be held as it continues to work toward increasing Kern County’s testing numbers and access for local residents.

The testing sites will be as follows:

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 23, from 9 6 p.m.
WHERE: Vallarta Supermarkets, 5951 East Niles Ave., Bakersfield.
Dignity Health to provide free hand sanitizer at this site.

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: Di Giorgio Park, Arvin.
The City of Arvin will be providing free facemasks at this site.

WHEN: Sunday, October 25, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: San Augustine Church, 10601 Myrtle Ave., Lamont.
Adventist Health will be providing free cloth facemasks at this site.

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.

“We are having great results and seeing a good number of people being tested,” Jay Tamsi, co-founder says. “We need to ensure that the Latino population is being tested, self-isolating at home when needed to stop the spread of COVID-19. This is a very serious matter for Kern County’s economic state and the physical and mental health of our Latino Community. The more access we can provide the community, the stronger and healthier we will be.”

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