Covid-19 Cases for Local Mountain Community Released; Free Testing Available

Frazier Park, CA (Tuesday, May 5, 2020—12 p.m.)— These are the covid-19 statistics for the Mountain Communities, released by Kern County as of today. The Kern County Health Department has now begun to present the cases by zip code:

Zip Code 93225Location: Frazier Park 5 Cases

Total Cases: 5    Recovered: 4   Population: 5,319

Zip Code 93222Location: Pine Mountain Club  — 2 Cases

Total Cases: 2   Recovered: 1   Population: 1,420

Zip Code 93243 – Location: Lebec 2 Cases

Total Cases: 2    Recovered: 1   Population: 1,709

Free testing appointments are now possible to set up online, but those being tested, if they acquire appointments through these programs, will need to go to Bakersfield for the tests. See the full information below.

Free Testing Sites Established In Kern County

Sunday, May 3, 2020—Appointments for free Covid-19 coronavirus tests are being announced in Kern County. It appears these are the covid-19 RNA tests rather than antibody test. They can tell you if you currently have the virus.

Two sites will test those with symptoms and take essential workers first. You can sign up online for appointments in Bakersfield at the Fairgrounds for tests administered Tuesday – Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You will stay in your car to wait for a “drive up”  test. See Below

The 5th Kern County Supervisor’s District test reservation requires that you establish a Google account, which will link your cell phone number to your account. They too are taking appointments online for covid-19 RNA tests administered Saturday through Friday, 7-11 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m. See Below

State COVID-19 Testing Site

Free COVID-19 testing is now widely available in Kern County through multiple sites.  The following testing sites are provided through the State of California at no cost to the participant.  All testing sites are currently following the recommended testing priority provided by California Department of Public Health which prioritizes testing for symptomatic individuals, health care workers and first responders.  The links below will take you to the registration sites for the following testing locations.

This is part of the May 1, 2020 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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