Cooling centers open this weekend as extreme heat returns to Valley

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Cooling centers in Kern County are open this Labor Day weekend as triple digit temperatures return to Kern County.

Check the county’s website to see if a cooling center is open near you.

Shelters will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Residents are encouraged to bring their own snacks, reading materials, and non-alcoholic beverages if they go to one.  If you need transportation to a cooling center, you are asked to call 211.

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the county said all visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

Visitors will be screened for temperature and symptoms upon entry. Anyone who has a fever or are exhibiting symptoms will not be allowed in the center, according to the county.

For more information, call 661-868-7000 or 800-510-2020.

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