UPDATE 3/29 11AM- The Kern County Department of Public Health has announced the 1st death in Kern County due to the COVID-19 virus. The death comes after the announcement of 41 positive cases in the county. Matt Constantine, Director of Kern County Public Health Services said “We offer our deepest condolences to the family and are saddened by this, this is a tragic reminder of how serious COVID-19 can be and we encourage all residents to stay at home and practice social distancing when going out for essential services.” So far over 1900 tests of local residents has been conducted with 964 of which are negative and 935 are pending. We’ll keep you updated with the lastest information as it becomes available.
Health officials also reminded residents that they should follow certain safety guidelines such as:
Wash hands with soap and water often.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow package instructions for
Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow.
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.