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Task force announces three new free COVID-19 testing sites

As cases rise, the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force is encouraging residents to take advantage of three free testing sites available this week. 

"We need to take testing seriously and work towards our economy re-opening and able to operate," said Jay Tamsi, co-founder of the task force. "Through testing and tracing we are able to slow the transmission rate having people self-isolate properly to slow the spread of the virus locally."

Walk-ins are welcome, but everyone is asked to wear a mask and social distance. This week’s free testing sites are as follows:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 24 9. a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bakersfield College in the parking lot on the corner of Haley and University. Free face masks will be given out.
  • Saturday, Nov. 28 starting at 9 a.m. at Vallarta Supermarkets at 2309 Niles Point. Free face masks will be given out.
  • Sunday, Nov. 29 starting at 9 a.m. at Vallarta Supermarkets at 1515 East Panama Lane. Free face masks will be given out.