“No Reality” on rumors of the COVID-19 outbreak at Bakersfield Excessive College

The Kern High School District said there was “no truth” on a reported rumor that 14 people at Bakersfield High School tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement released Tuesday, Erin Briscoe-Clarke, director of public information and communications for the Kern High School District, said that only one person involved in athletics tested positive and that the district has quarantined those who did possibly had contact with this person.

The rumor that 14 people at Bakersfield High School tested positive for COVID-19 is not true. However, Bakersfield High School has been told that a person taking part in physical conditioning has tested positive for COVID-19. As a precaution, anyone who was directly exposed or viewed as close contact (including all students in the sports cohort) was asked to be quarantined for 14 days to avoid further spread of the virus. Anyone who is directly exposed or viewed as a close contact will receive another notification from the school nurse or school administration.

The school district said they are working with Kern County Public Health to “protect the health of our students and staff.”

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