UPDATE 4/3 4PM- The Kern County Department of Public Health has announced the 2nd death of a Kern County resident due to COVID-19. They show that there are 199 infections in Kern County. 2,498 tests have come back negative with 1,807 tests pending. A total of 4,504 tests have been performed.
Statewide the latest updates show 12,267 infections with 275 deaths according to the LA Times. The state remains under a shelter in place order with only essential businesses to remain open.
Governor Newsome signed an executive order today announcing that water shutoffs due to nonpayment by homes and businesses were to be put on hold.
Find out which local businesses are open for you at this link.
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.