Kern County Fair announces layoffs due to COVID-19 pandemic

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Fair announced layoffs as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Nineteen full-time employees received 120-day layoff notices. The Fair said it will continue to operate with a reduced staff of seven full-time employees.

The changes come despite the Fair generating over $500,000 from the Fair Food Drive-thru and Junior Livestock auction. Officials said the income received from the modified events was hardly enough to cover the fairgrounds ongoing expenses as a self-funded entity of the state.

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