Kern County’s Latino COVID-19 Task Force to Host Three Free Testing Sites This Weekend

Bakersfield, CA. (October 29, 2020): The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force is announcing three additional FREE COVID-19 testing sites as it continues to work toward increasing Kern County’s testing numbers and access for local residents in outlining communities and neighborhoods.

“As the holiday season approaches, it’s important to not get comfortable and ignore the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Jay Tamsi, co-founder of the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force.  “This virus is very real and we are in this together.”

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.

The testing sites will be as follows:

  • WHEN: Friday, Oct. 30, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • WHERE:  McFarland Blanco Park, 105 Wiley Street, McFarland 93250
    Adventist Health will provide Free Face Masks to individuals.
  • WHEN: Saturday, October 31, starting at 11 a.m.
  • WHERE: Oildale Centennial Square North
    Chester Frontage Road Corner of North Chester And Norris Road (Next to Wattenbarger’s Hardware) 

Adventist Health will provide Free Face Masks and Supervisor Mike Maggard will supply Candy for Children.

  • WHEN: Sunday, November 1, starting at 9 a.m.  
  • WHERE: Vallarta Supermarkets, 820 Main Street, Delano, Ca 93215
    Adventist Health will provide Free Face Masks to individuals.

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.