Kern County Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant

Provides an opportunity for eligible businesses in Kern County to qualify for $2,500 in COVID-relief funding through a grant from the California Office of the Small Business Advocate. See documents below for more info and ways to apply.

Kern Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Information

Kern Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Application

City of Ridgecrest Press Releases

NEW - California Small Business Emergency Relief Main Street Hiring Tax Credit Information

Public Service Announcement COVID-19 Video (English)

Public Service Announcement COVID-19 Video (Spanish)

Reopening of Indoor Dining and Retailers Announcement

Kern Recovers - A Small Business Forgivable Loan Program Announcement

Economic Development COVID-19 Newsletter (Resources for Small Businesses and Consumers)

City of Ridgecrest’s COVID-19 Response to Operations and Procedures City Implementing Temporary Precautionary Measures

City of Ridgecrest Public Meeting Protocol In Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 16, 2020 COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall Meeting Public Advisory


Mayor Braeden’s message to the public

Ridgecrest Police Department Press Releases

NEW - Order of the Health Officer of the County of Kern Effective Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 12:00AM

Order of the Health Officer of the County of Kern Effective Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:00AM

City of Ridgecrest Animal Care and Control New Implemented Protocols in Response to COVID-19

Press Release - Police Department Response Modifications

Public Advisory in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital COVID-19 Text Appointments for drive-thru screening

COVID-19 Information Power Point

COVID-19 Info Sheet

Public Advisory COVID-19(Coronavirus)

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Information and Links

NEW - Ridgecrest Regional Hospital new approaches to patient care response to COVID-19.


Ridgecrest Regional Hospital confirms second positive COVID-19 test result from a sample collected at the hospital. 

RRH President/CEO Jim Suver provides an update and response following today’s news of a first positive case for RRH.

Ridgecrest Regional Hospital video demonstration for the new text appointment system for drive-thru coronavirus or COVID-19 screening. 

State of California Information and Links

NEW- Safe Shopping Tips From California Grocers Association

BAKERSFIELD & KERN COUNTY BUSINESS RESOURCE RESPONSE TEAM FORMED. Local governments and business groups develop a business resource response team to assist businesses navigating the effects of COVID-19.

SBA Amends Disaster Declaration - Available to all California Small Businesses Impacted

California Executive Order N-33-20

California Executive Order to Stay Home Except for Essential Needs Response

State Health Department web page to monitor COVID-19. 

State Health & Emergency Officials Release Guidance to Prevent the Transmission of COVID-19 in Gambling Venues, Theme Parks and Theaters

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)