May 24, 2020, NEWS Covid-19 and Venue Openings

In the news today we talk about when wedding venues will open and COVID-19. According to our current situation we are in phase two and venues should not open. According to an email from Chad Casto of the Kern County Public Health Services Department  Currently events and gatherings like these are not allowed by Governor Newsom’s Stay at Home Order.  Part of his Order is a no gathering guidance which I have linked here. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/CDPHGuidanceforthePreventionofCOVID19TransmissionforGatherings.aspx Currently, CDPH has not issued any guidance for events like these.

Another part of Governor Newsom’s Roadmap to Recovery lists weddings and venues like you have mentioned in stage 3.  Currently, Kern County is in later stage 2.

Here is Chad’s Information

  • Chad Casto
  • Kern County Public Health Services Department
  • 1800 Mt Vernon Avenue
  • Bakersfield, CA 93306-3302
  • castoc@kerncounty.com

 As to marriage licenses effective last week the current County clerk has begun issuing marriage licenses via video conference all the links and details can be found on their website http://www.kerncountyclerk.com