COVID-19 Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) General Information

For the most accurate information and up-to-date developments about the coronavirus (COVID-19), visit the following websites and consult with our local health departments:

Stay At Home Order

On March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a statewide order for all individuals living in the State of California to stay home or at their place of residence, except as needed to maintain continuity of operation of the federal critical infrastructure sectors.

Essential industries remaining operational include those such as:

  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Finance

For more information on essential industries, visit the CISA website.

COVID-19 Symptoms

Visit the Center for Disease Control's website for valuable information and directions.

Emergency Resources & Information

There are a number of resources available on the local, state and federal level to help you, your loved ones, and businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. 

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Kern County Food Assistance
Visit the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Website to see an up-to-date list of school meal closure locations. If you are in-need of immediate, emergency food assistance, please visit the Kern County website or dial 2-1-1.

The following resources are also available:

Golden Empire Gleaners*
1326 30th St.|
Bakersfield

*Individuals (15 years & older) may arrive at 7:30 a.m. and volunteer an hour of time can receive a week’s worth of food.

Boys & Girls Clubs - At the following locations, meals will be made available to all children, without any eligibility documentation, who are 18 years of age and younger at due to the COVID-19 outbreak. For non-Club members, the meals will be “to go.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern
801 Niles St.
Bakersfield

David Head Center
10300 San Diego St. 
Lamont

Meal Service @ 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Arvin Children’s Center 
800 Walnut Dr. 
Arvin

Meal Service @ 2:00 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Lamont Club
8301 Segrue Rd.
Lamont

Meal Service @ 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Armstrong Youth Center
801 Niles St.
Bakersfield

Meal Service @ 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Stockdale Club 
5207 Young St.
Bakersfield

Meal Service @ 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Blessing Box FoundationBox/pantries are set up at each of the following locations where non-perishables can be donated and/or taken by those in need.
First Congregational Church 
5 Real Rd. 
Bakersfield


Sleepy Baby Box Foundation
3803 Union Ave. 
Bakersfield

Bakersfield Family Church
105 Wilson Ave. 
Bakersfield

Meals served Tues. from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Calvary Full Gospel Church of Oildale
 222 Circle Dr.
Bakersfield

Baker St. American Hotel 
910 Baker St.
Bakersfield

The following resources are also available:

CSUB Food Pantry
One visit per week allowed
9001 Stockdale Hwy.
 Bakersfield

Mon. – Thurs.: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Compassion Christian Center 
1030 4th St.
Bakersfield

Meals served Weds. @ 9:30 a.m.

St. Vincent de Paul Church 
300 Baker St. 
Bakersfield

Meals served Mon. -  Fri. @ 9 a.m. & 12 p.m., Sat. @ 9 a.m.

The Mission at Kern County
816 E. 21st St. 
Bakersfield

Meals served daily @ 6:30 a.m., 11 a.m. & 5 p.m.
 

Kings County Food Assistance

For a list of school closure meal sites in  Kings County, visit the the Kings County Office of Education's up-to-date website at https://bit.ly/3bmPADF.

You can also visit the Kings County website or dial (559) 582-4386 for other food assistance needs or information. The following resources are also available:

Kings County Community Action Network
1130 N. 11th Ave. 
Hanford

Lemoore Christian Aid
224 N. Lemoore Ave.
Lemoore

Mon. - Weds.: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thurs. - Sun.: Closed

Workers Benefits & Disaster Relief

Individuals who are unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. Disability Insurance provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50 - $1,300 a week. Californians who are unable to work because they are caring for an ill or quarantined family member with COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional) can file a Paid Family Leave (PFL) claim. Paid Family Leave provides up to six weeks of benefit payments to eligibile workers who have a full or partial loss of wages because they need time off work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. For more information related to resources for California's Employers and Workers, please visit this Labor and Workforce Development Agency webpage.

Small Business Disaster Loans:

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration. Apply online HERE, call (800) 659-2955 or send an email.

Donating Blood - California Needs Your Help!

American Red Cross and health officials around the nation are calling on all of us to do what we can to donate blood. Throughout the COVID19 outbreak, we’ve come across a major shortage of blood donations. If you are healthy and able, please consider scheduling an appointment with a local blood bank.

Truxton Donation Center
5901 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield

Mon. - Fri.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Thurs.: 11 a.m. -7 p.m. 
Sat.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun.: Closed

Bolthouse Donation Center
11515 Bolthouse Dr.
Bakersfield

Mon. - Fri.: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Thurs.: 11 a.m. -7 p.m. 
Sat.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun.: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Additional Information:

For all additional information, please visit California's new website dedicated to COVID-19.