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City, County, NOR Parks Closed for Easter weekend

Gatherings discouraged for holiday weekend; alternative options suggested

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The Kern County Public Health Services Department reminds Kern County residents that facilities and amenities, including restrooms, within all parks in Kern County and the City of Bakersfield will be closed Easter weekend and therefore we discourage the use of parks for Easter gatherings.

Traditionally, these are two of the busiest days of the year for local parks and they attract large crowds of people gathering to celebrate the holiday. On March 16, 2020, the California Department of Public Health issued guidance requiring the cancelling of gatherings of any size to protect public health and slow the spread of COVID-19.

“My concern is that we have not seen the worst of COVID-19 in Kern County and reminding our community that park facilities and amenities are closed and that gatherings within our parks should be discouraged is a necessary measure to reduce the number of people that could be exposed to COVID-19,” said Matt Constantine, Director of Kern County Public Health Services.

While we understand that gatherings in public parks is a tradition for many Kern County families for the Easter holiday, we request residents find other ways to celebrate this year. The following are some alternatives:

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