Nov 18, 2021

Press Release

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Lake Isabella, California November 18, 2021 ­­– Due to the upcoming holidays there will not be any community testing on Wednesday, November 25 or Wednesday, December 22. We will continue offering community testing on Wednesday’s from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm through December 29 with the exception of the dates listed above.

There is no charge to those utilizing our community test site. We are only offering the COVID PCR test through our community testing site. For those requesting the COVID antigen test you are required to have an order from your primary care physician and you can come to the hospital’s outpatient window and be tested.

Our community testing site is located at: 4308 Birch St., Mountain Mesa (across the Kern Valley Hospital’s ER parking lot).

COVID 19 community testing site:      4308 Birch St.

                                                            Mountain Mesa

                                                            Wednesdays 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

ANYONE getting tested outside of that day or time at our facilities WILL REQUIRE A DOCTOR’S ORDERED AND BE BILLED.

 

The most effective way to protect yourself, loved ones and our community is to WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN with soap and water for at least 20 seconds including under your fingernails, practice social distancing and wearing a mask

If soap and water are not accessible, using an alcohol-based sanitizer is also effective. If you blow your nose, cough or (sneeze) WASH YOUR HANDS; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food – WASH YOUR HANDS.

Avoid sharing dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels or bedding with other people or pets in your home. Clean any surfaces that are “high-touch areas” such as phones, keyboards, toilets, bathroom fixtures, etc.

We understand whether you get vaccinated or not is a personal choice. The vaccine does not guarantee you won’t become infected with COVID. But we can share with you those who are unvaccinated are more likely to become extremely ill requiring hospitalization, ICU care and face possible death. Those who have been vaccinated continue to have mild symptoms or are asymptomatic and typically do not require hospitalization.

 

 

 

 

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   For more information, contact Deborah Hess at 760-379-5257 or email Deborahhess@kvhd.org