Health Officials Confirm Fifth Case of COVID-19 in a Kern County Resident March 22, 2020

Health Officials Confirm Fifth Case of COVID-19 in a Kern County Resident March 22, 2020

March 22, 2020

 

Health Officials Confirm Fifth Case of COVID-19 in a Kern County Resident


Kern County, CA – Kern County Public Health Services Department has confirmed that a fifth
Kern County resident has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Public
Health is currently investigating this case to determine potential exposure sources and any
contacts the patient may have had. None of these cases are thought to be connected at this
time.


Kern County Public Health Services recommends the following protective measure


Stay at home except for essential needs.
Wash hands with soap and water often.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow package instructions for
proper disinfecting.
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.
Kern County Public Health continues to work with local health care providers and has plans in
place to inform and protect all residents, limit exposures to any new cases if identified, and
address concerns as they arise. Visit www.kernpublichealth.com for current information and
guidance.

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