A third person in Kern County has died from coronavirus, the county's public health officials announced today 04/09/2020

April 9, 2020


Kern County, CA – Kern County Public Health Services Department has received confirmation of the third COVID-19 related death in a Kern County resident. “We mourn the loss of a third Kern County resident” says Matt Constantine, Director of Kern County Public Health Services.


“We are facing a tremendous public health challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic and our top priority continues to be protecting the health of our community.” Kern County Public Health Services recommends the following protective measures:

  •  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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