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2021 Kern County Cooling Center Program changes

Kern County Aging & Adult Services

Please see below for updated general information on the 2021 Cooling Center Program, which will operate through September 22, 2021:

For the health, safety and comfort of our residents, Kern County General Services, in cooperation with the Department of Aging and Adult Services, other Kern County agencies and/or districts and PG&E, will open Cooling Centers throughout the County when temperatures are forecast by the National Weather Service (NWS) to exceed certain highs. Cooling Centers open in the San Joaquin and Kern River Valleys when the temperatures are forecast to be 105 degrees or higher, in the desert areas when temperatures are forecast to be 108 degrees or higher, and in Frazier Park when temperatures are forecast to be 93 degrees or higher. The centers will be open from 1 to 8 p.m.

The Cooling Centers Daily Report for Tuesday through Friday will be issued by 11 a.m. on the day before the Centers open. The report for Saturday and Sunday Cooling Center openings will be released by 11 a.m. on Friday. The report for Monday Cooling Center openings will be released by 11 a.m. on Sunday.

Cooling Centers confirmed as of this date include:

San Joaquin and Kern River Valley Centers

Arvin – Arvin Community Center, 800 Walnut Drive.

Bakersfield – East Bakersfield veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road.

Bakersfield – The Mission at Kern County, 816 E. 21st Street.

Bakersfield – Rasmussen Senior Center, 115 E. Roberts Lane.

Lake Isabella – Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Boulevard.

Maricopa – Gusher Hall, 271 California Street.

McFarland – McFarland veterans Center, 103 W. Sherwood Avenue.

Shafter – Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Avenue.

Taft – Taft veterans Building, 213 Taylor Street.

Wasco – Wasco Free Will Baptist Church, 938 7th Street.

Mountain Center(s)

Frazier Park – Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive.

Desert Centers

Rosamond – Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th Street.

California City – Strata Center, 10350 Heather Avenue.

Mojave – Mojave veterans Building, 15580 O Street.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, ALL Cooling Center visitors:

• Face coverings are required.

• Must practice physical distancing at all times-keep at least 6’ away from one another.