BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The county will begin opening cooling centers once temperatures rise above a certain level.
Centers in the San Joaquin and Kern River valleys will open when temperatures are forecast at 105 degrees or higher, and in Frazier Park when the forecast calls for 93 degrees or higher. Centers remain open from 1 to 8 p.m.
Visitors can bring non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, reading materials and games. Face masks are required and physical distancing recommended.
As of Thursday, the following centers had been confirmed:
— East Bakersfield Veterans Building, 2101 Ridge Road, Bakersfield.
— The Mission at Kern County, 816 E 21st St., Bakersfield.
— Kern River Valley Senior Center, 6405 Lake Isabella Blvd., Lake Isabella.
— Gusher Hall, 271 California St., Maricopa.
— Walker Senior Center, 505 Sunset Ave., Shafter.
— Taft Community Center, 500 Cascade Place, Taft.
— Frazier Park Recreation Building, 3801 Park Drive, Frazier Park.
— Hummel Community Building, 2500 20th St., Rosamond.
— Strata Center, 10350 Heather Ave., California City.