Bakersfield College

Cheerleaders dance with masks on in front of the Campus Center.

COVID-19 Information

As of Monday, April 11, 2022, Bakersfield College has adjusted the BC COVID-19 protocols that align with recent changes to the Kern Community College District (KCCD) protocols.

Based on the changing local, state and federal guidelines, Bakersfield College will no longer require employees and students to wear masks while indoors regardless of vaccination status. The College will follow the current guidelines and apply a “strong recommendation that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, continue to mask while in indoor public settings and businesses” per the California Department of Public Health. Individuals will still be able to obtain masks at all of our locations as they have been a proven way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

We urge anyone who is not yet vaccinated, or up-to-date with their boosters, to receive their free vaccination as soon as you are eligible. The BC Student Health and Wellness Center is still administering COVID19 vaccinations, boosters, and COVID tests from 9:00AM to 3:00PM, Mondays to Thursdays, in Levinson Hall on the Panorama campus. Proof of vaccination records will still be accepted via the KCCD Campus Pass App, however, there will no longer be any COVID-related restrictions placed on class registration.

For contact tracing purposes, and in preparation should circumstances change, please continue to complete the Daily Health Checker and Self-Reporting forms prior to coming to campus using the KCCD Campus Pass App. Most importantly, do not come to campus if you are sick. For more information, visit the BC COVID-19 Information Website or email

We continue to employ the following COVID-19 mitigation strategies:

  • Masks are strongly recommended, not required indoors - Face masks will continue to be available to all staff and students.
  • Stay home when sick and get tested – If you are experiencing COVID Symptoms – get tested.
  • Hand Hygiene – Hand sanitizer will continue to be available; frequent hand washing is recommended.
  • Cleaning – College will continue to follow CDPH guidance on cleaning/sanitizing.
  • Ventilation – High-grade filters and HEPA filters will remain a standard in our district.