Staying home is the most effective tool available to protect yourself, your family, first responders and healthcare workers. Staying home saves lives by slowing the spread the spread of coronavirus throughout the community and reducing the chances of an overwhelming impact on our emergency services and healthcare system.
The Governor said there is not a precise timeline for modifying the stay-at-home order, but that these six indicators will serve as the framework for making the decision. He also said that things will look different as California makes modifications . For example, restaurants will have fewer tables and classrooms will be reconfigured.
The Governor's executive order states:
The supply chain must continue, and Californians must have access to such necessities as food, prescriptions, and health care. When people need to leave their homes or places of residence, whether to obtain or perform the functions above, or to otherwise facilitate authorized necessary activities, they should at all times practice social distancing.
At this time, businesses that provide "essential services" are open. This includes:
On April 1, 2020 the California Department of Public Health issued guidance indicating that cloth face coverings worn in public could help to reduce disease transmission by reducing the release of infectious particles into the air when speaking, coughing or sneezing.
This shift in federal guidance is based on new concerns that the virus is being spread by people who are infected, but don't show symptoms.
The cloth face coverings recommended are not medical grade respirators such as N95 and surgical masks.
May 4, 2020 - Delta Airlines is requiring passengers to wear a mask or face covering in the check-in area, premium lounges, boarding gate areas, and onboard planes during the flight. American Airlines and United have said they will start requiring masks for passengers and cabin crew.
This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
An updated list of Kern County testing sites can be found here: https://www.kerncounty.com/government/state-covid-19-testing-sites
The California Department of Public Health has an interactive statewide testing locator.
Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19:
For more information for those who have tested positive see the CDC.gov website