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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, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson Boosters

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Covid-19 Dashboard:

RRH Covid-19 Numbers:

5/19/2022 - Due to Covid-19 testing and positivity remaining low, RRH will be discontinuing updates to its Covid-19 Dashboard. Detailed Covid-19 data can still be found on the Kern County Public Health website, as well as and

External Sources of Dashboard Information:

Kern County Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard


Kern County Public Health COVID-19 Cases by Zip Code


Tracking COVID-19 in California for Kern County


COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Screening & Testing

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 Press Releases & News

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