Kern County, CA – The Kern County Public Health Department announces the latest number of COVID-19 cases in Kern County, as well as age ranges. On April 2, 2020, Public Health said 139 Kern County residents tested positive for Coronavirus, as well as three (3) non-residents. To date, there has been one death related to COVID-19 in Kern County. This latest data subset includes the age range of people infected with Coronavirus, with ages 18 to 49 having the most positives.
President Donald Trump has issued guidelines for Americans, 30 Days to Slow the Spread that include social distancing and working from home whenever possible. For a full list, go to https://www.coronavirus.gov/
Last month, Governor Newson issued a Stay at Home order for Californians. More on that is available at https://covid19.ca.gov/
The County of Kern has also declared a local health emergency. A dedicated call center is available for questions at 661-321-3000. More info at https://kernpublichealth.com/2019-novel-coronavirus/
Kern County Public Health Services continues to recommend the following protective measures:
--Wash hands with soap and water often
--Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow label 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 ill.