Kern County, shown here in April, is one of eight counties in California’s Central Valley that will receive federal funding and resources to help relieve inundated hospitals and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

MCKITTRICK, CA – APRIL 24: An electronic sign warning people to “Clean Hands Help Fight Covid-19” is located on Highway 46 near the start of California’s “Petroleum Highway” (Highway 33) running along the northwestern side of the San Joaquin Valley on April 24, 2020, near McKittrick, California. This area is known as the South Belridge Oil Field, and is part of the larger Belridge Producing Complex of Aera Energy LLC, which includes the smaller, but still substantial oil fields of North Belridge, Lost Hills, and Cymric, all in northwestern Kern County and 44 miles west of Bakersfield. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)