Latest Local COVID-19 Updates

UPDATE 9/17 10A- Governor Newsom has announced a new framework for businesses to reopen in the state based on new COVID-19 cases and positive rate. Kern County is currently listed in the Widespread category which is the highest level. The Governor did announce the reopening of hair salons and barbershops along with retail and shopping centers at 25% capacity after local health official approval. Gyms and restaurants may open outdoors only. Bars, breweries and distilleries that don’t serve food must remain closed.

Kern County’s daily report shows 72 new cases and 0 new deaths reported. Kern County’s latest COVID-19 totals show 31,148 cases with 15,015 recoveries. 142 patients are isolated in local hospitals and 340 deaths have been attributed to the disease.

Statewide the latest updates show 772,175 infections with 14,728 deaths according to the LA Times.

Health officials also reminded residents that they should follow certain safety guidelines such as:

 Wear a mask when in public
 Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow package instructions for
proper disinfecting.
 Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
 Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
 Stay away from work, school or other people if you become sick.
 Those 65 and older or other high risk groups should self-isolate.