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COVID-19: A Guide for Parents in Kern County

COVID-19: A Guide for Parents in Kern County

March 17, 2020 | 05:19 PM

Dear Readers,

Our staff at Kern County Family Magazine is made up of families like yours. We share your concerns about the status of events in our community, many of which have been postponed due to the COVID-19 response. Our calendar section is extremely limited this month because of the uncertainty of scheduled activities for businesses, non-profits and the public they serve.

We will share cancellations and let you know of resources as local news becomes available. 

It is with sadness that we find ourselves updating these canceled events online, including our own Summer Camps & Adventure Fair originally slated for April 2. 

We are committed to continue to communicate with you via our website, by email and social media in a way that fulfills our purpose: to provide public information for all readers in Kern County. Our editorial staff will focus on tips and alternate activities during this unprecedented period in our country's history.

Please find us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information:


If you would like to help share community resources or cancellations by making us aware of them, please email

My job as a publisher is to help families stay informed and my plan is to do just that. Although these times are unprecedented, our dedication to helping parents, grandparents and all who care for local children remains the same. 

From our families to yours, thank you for your support and your patience. 

LJ Radon, publisher and owner of Kern County Family Magazine

Helpful health information 


- Find the latest health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

- Get step-by-step handwashing instructions.

Resources for families 

 - PBS Kids family guide

 - Five online learning programs for kids


Local Resources 

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County will remain open as of March 17.

  • Cancellations

  • Kern County Library has canceled all programming and public events, effective March 14, until further notice.  

  • School closures: Kern County has canceled district-wide school attendance for all residents, effective March 18 through April 14, with the option to extend closure until further notice. 

  • Kern County Family Magazine's 24th Annual Summer Camp & Adventure Fair canceled

    Originally scheduled for Thursday, April 02. Will now be a Virtual event.

  • Buena Vista Museum has canceled all events through March 29.

  • Fox Theater has postponed all events through March 29.

  • Bakersfield College Fest has canceled.  Date: Saturday, April 1. 

  • The Bakersfield Condors have suspended the season.

  • The Blvd is closed.

  • Wind Wolves Spring Nature Festival is canceled.

  • Bakersfield College has canceled events.

  • CSUB Baseball has suspended the season.

  • Dog Daze at Murray Family Farms has canceled. Date:  Sunday, March 22.

  • 6th Annual Winter Showdown Racing has canceled.  Date: Saturday, March 21.

  • Kern County Museum is closed March 18 - April 17.

  • Ray Watson Transportation Exhibit at Kern County Museum has canceled. Date: March 17.

  • Bilingual Story Time at Lori Brock Discovery Center has canceled. Date: Tuesday, March 17 - Tuesday, April 2.

  • 10th Annual Amestoy's Chile Verde Cook-Off  has canceled. Date: Sunday, March 29.

  • 9th Annual Firefighters' Fishing Derby and Pancake Breakfast has canceled. Date: Saturday, March 21.

  • Lori Brock Egg-Straveganza at Lori Brock Discovery Center has canceled Date: Saturday, April 11.

  • Springtime Egg Hunt has canceled. Date: April 11.

  • Easter Egg Hunt at Baker Library has canceled. Date: Wednesday, April 8.

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