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Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force announces three free testing sites this weekend

* No Appointment Needed
* No Doctor’s Orders/Prescription Needed
* No Charge

The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force, Kern County Public Health and the Kern County Hispanic Chamber of  is proud to offer FREE COVID-19 TESTING. Open to the Public. Walk-Ins Welcome!

Here are the testing sites for this weekend:

  • Vallarta Supermarkets, 5951 East Niles Ave. in Bakersfield on Friday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dignity Health will provide free hand sanitizer at this site.
  • Di Giorgio Park in Arvin on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. The City of Arvin will be providing free face masks.
  • San Augustine Church, 10601 Myrtle Ave. in Lamont on Sunday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Adventist Health will be providing free cloth facemasks at this site.

PLEASE WEAR A MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCE ON SITE.

OUR MISSION:

“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.”

Kern County Moves To Red Tier

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.”

Kern County’s COVID-19 Cases

61% of Kern County’s COVID-19 cases have been Hispanic residents with 177 deaths from the Hispanic population. For up-to-date data, please visit the Kern County Public Health’s online dashboard: Kern County Public Health Dashboard

Kern County Cases

Kern County Recoveries

David Torres

Our Co-Founder, David Torres has a ver important message to share with out Latino community. Stay up to date with the group’s outreach and activity on Facebook. Click the link below to start following. 

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Community Press Conference
The Bakersfield Californian

Community Press Conference
KGET: 10.2.20

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Three Free Testing Sites
The Bakersfield Californian

Latino COVID-19 Taskforce Press Conference (10/2/20)

“Access to testing is one of our top priorities. 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.” – Jay Tamsi, Co-Founder
Click the link below for more information and a photo gallery from the event.

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