Coronavirus Updates

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak in both the U.S. and countries across the world, and are working closely with Kern County Public Health Services Department and the state of California in taking all of the necessary steps required.

We continue to prepare and be ready to take care of any patient(s) that could potentially have COVID-19. If you, as a patient, are concerned that you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed, please call your doctor’s office first. If you need to be seen in Urgent Care or the Emergency Department, please inform the staff immediately so the appropriate steps can be taken.

We would like to reiterate to the community to please wash hands frequently, cover when you cough and avoid touching your face. And follow the Kern County Public Health Department guidance:

  • If you go out for essential activities or to shop for necessities, remember to maintain at least 6 feet distance from individuals who do not live in your household.
  • Wash hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. Follow label instructions for proper disinfection.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a disposable tissue or your elbow.
  • Stay away from large gatherings and crowds both in public and in private.
  • If you are sick, stay home from work and away from other people.
  • Follow State face-covering Guidance


Procedure and N95 Masks Accepted
No Cloth Masks

  • Patients/visitors may wear their own disposable procedure or N95 masks
  • If the patient/visitor does not have a mask they will be provided one at all RRH hospital and clinic entry locations.
  • If the patient/visitor has a medical condition that precludes them from wearing a fitted surgical mask, they will be provided with a face shield that should be worn for the duration of their visit.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, all visitors to the clinic(s) are to be screened for fever and COVID-19 symptoms.

Now Scheduling Pfizer BioNTech/Comirnaty Boosters
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Daily RRH Coronavirus / COVID-19 Dashboard:


RRH Daily Dashboard last updated at 11:00 AM on 10/12/21

for the 14 day period 9/26/21 - 10/9/21.

Kern County and vaccine data recorded on 10/12/21.

Updates are made every two weeks.

Positives Detected are for individual cases.
Our Communities include: Ridgecrest, Inyokern, Trona and other communities in our service area.
14 Day Positivity Rate is the rate for positives detected from RRH tests for the prior 14 day period.
This is preliminary data and is subject to change.

External Sources of Dashboard Information:

Kern County Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard

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Kern County Public Health COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code

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Tracking COVID-19 in California for Kern County

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California Vaccination Rates by Zip Code

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COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Screening & Testing

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

    COVID-19 Press Releases& News

    Information and Advice Toolkit