In the last two weeks, local churches have started the process of reopening, as Kern County continues moving through the state’s reopening plan in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Sunday, RiverLakes Community Church reopened its doors for worship, albeit with safety precautions and modifications in place. The church now offers three morning services instead of two, and won’t have an evening service for the time being. Because of seating and occupancy restrictions, the church will hold services in its Main Auditorium for 100 people, with its Community Center and Junior High Room available to accommodate more.
According to its website, the church isn’t offering children’s, youth, young adult or senior adult services at the moment. Families are encouraged to attend and sit together for worship.
Positive Cases Among Kern Residents: 6,921
Positive Cases Among Non-Residents: 10
Recovered Residents: 4,420
Number of Negative Tests: 82,508
Number of Pending Tests*: 811
Updated: 7/15/2020. Source: Kern County Public Health Services Department
*As reported by community healthcare providers.
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