Updated March 23, 2020
Effective immediately the City of Tehachapi has declared a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 health crisis following Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order (N-33-20) which includes a statewide stay-at-home order to all Californians.
Mayor Susan Wiggins signed Resolution No. 11-20 on Friday, March 20. The declaration was ratified via special telephone meeting of the Tehachapi City Council. The minutes are available in the agenda center on this website, the entire meeting recording can be viewed here.
The City of Tehachapi urges compliance with the Governor’s stay-at-home order.
It is important to note that this declaration will not impact essential services such as Tehachapi Police, Kern County Fire (contracted), as well as water, sewer and trash services.
The City of Tehachapi continues working closely with the Kern County Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control, the County of Kern and the Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, receiving regular updates as we work together to flatten the curve of COVID-19.
The City of Tehachapi, following the statewide stay-at-home order issued by Governor Gavin Newsom have adjusted business practices to adhere to standards to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 and the potential spread of this virus.
Effective Tuesday, March 16, 2020, all non-essential City services will be suspended and all City facilities will be closed until further notice.
Essential City services that will remain in operation at this time:
Tehachapi Police Department
Trash/Recycling Service (through contractor Waste Management)
All other services and facilities, including the Senior Center, Museums, Visitor Center, and in-person services at City Hall, will be unavailable until further notice. If you have any questions regarding specific City services, please contact City Hall at (661) 822-2200 during business hours (M-TH, 7 A.M.-5:30 P.M.)
Parks and Equipment
Parks operated by the City of Tehachapi and the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District remain open however all playground equipment is closed to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.
Utility Payments/New Service
To eliminate the need for in-person payments at City Hall the following are available:
Online Payments at www.LiveUpTehachapi.com (No credit card convenience fee)
Payments or requests for new service or to terminate service by phone at (661) 822-2200, M-TH 7:00 A.M.-5:30 P.M.
Drop Box Payments at City Hall
The City will continue to process permits as needed with online forms.
Please visit the Building Department Page with necessary documents
Contact Charles Arbaut, Building Inspector with any questions at email@example.com
Fill out and email to Tori Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be contacted to arrange payment for permit
You can also fill out forms and mail forms and payment to 115 S. Robinson Street, Tehachapi, CA 93561
For Planning questions please utilize the Planning Department’s website or contact Senior Planner Kim Burnell at (661) 822-2200 ex. 118, email@example.com
The following City events have been canceled
Book Drive for Porterville Library Recovery
Many restaurants in the City of Tehachapi and nearby unincorporated communities remain open with special curbside, delivery and to-go options. Please note all fast food/drive thru restaurants remain open with drive thru operation only.
Follow your favorite local restaurants on Facebook for updated hours, specials and to-go options.
Kelcys- Curbside Pickup-Takeout
Phone Orders: 822-4207
Menu: (Facebook Link)
Red House BBQ-Curbside Pickup-Takeout
Phone Orders: 822-0772
Menu-Subject to Change
Phone Orders: 822-1128
Phone Orders: 822-4016
Phone Orders: 822-7202
Jake’s Steakhouse- Curbside/Takeout/Special Family Meals (Details on Facebook)
Phone Orders: 822-6015
Text to Order: 501-0553
Phone Orders: 822-7533
Phone Orders (Closed Mondays) -822-1900
Menu and Order Online
Phone Orders (Tuesday-Saturday): 822-7211
Phone Orders: 822-3145
Kohnen’s Country Bakery-Curbside/Takeout
Phone Orders: 822-3350
Phone Orders: 822-5506
Menus (Facebook Link)
Phone Orders: 823-8947
TK Pizza and Pasta-Takeout/Delivery
Phone Orders: 822-8366
Menu and Online Ordering
Burger King-Drive Thru, 6am-11pm
Tucker Road Corridor
Big Papa’s Steakhouse-Takeout/Curbside/Delivery
Phone Orders: 822-7272
Menu and Online Ordering
Veritas Tapas & Wine Bar-Curbside/Takeout
Phone Orders: 822-8220
Don Perico Mexican-Takeout
Phone Orders: 822-5366
McDonald’s Drive Thru, Curbside Pickup, 5am-Midnight
Hungry Howie’s Pizza-Takeout, Delivery
Domino’s Pizza- Takeout, Delivery
Taco Bell Drive Thru,10am-11pm
Jack In The Box Drive Thru, 5am-Midnight
Del Taco Drive Thru, 24 Hours
Blue Ginger Pho-Takeout
Phone Orders: 823-1199
Sonic Drive Thru, 7am-9pm
East Tehachapi Blvd.
McDonald’s Drive Thru, 24 hours
Wendy’s Drive Thru, 24 Hours
Unincorporated Greater Tehachapi
P-Dubs Brew Pub (South Street, Old Towne)- Takeout Closed Temporarily
Phone Orders: 823-4766
P-Dubs Grille & Bar (Stallion Springs)-Takeout
Phone Orders: 823-7777
Steampunk Cafe and Grill (Old Towne)-Curbside/Takeout
Phone Orders: 823-4469
Old Towne Pizza-Takeout/Delivery
Phone Orders: 822-3558
Domingo’s Bar and Grill-Takeout
Phone Orders: 822-7611
Phone Orders: 809-8936
Gold Mountain Sports Tavern-Takeout
Phone Orders: 823-4615
Frosty King-Drive Thru/Takeout
Phone Orders: 822-1943
- Albertson's, Senior Hours 7AM-9AM, Additional Hours 10 AM-9 PM
- Dollar General Market, Senior Hours 6 AM-7AM, Additional Hours 7AM-10PM
- Dollar Tree, Hours 8AM-9PM, Sunday 9AM-9PM
- Family Dollar, Hours 8AM-8PM
- Save Mart, Senior Hours Tues./Thurs. 6AM-9AM, Additional Hours 9 AM-10PM
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In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
United States Treasury Paycheck Protection Plan (CARES Act)
The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.
SBA Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance
The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application, and this loan advance will not have to be repaid.
To apply for a COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, click here.
There are a multitude of programs and loans available through SBA.
To apply, go online to www.SBA.gov/Coronavirus
Any Questions regarding the application process email the City of Tehachapi’s Economic Development Director Corey Costelloe at firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Tehachapi Programs
Utility Payment Deferral Program Flier (City-billed water, sewer, trash)
Resources for Telecommuting:
Open For Business: Free Tech For Remote Work
NPRs Guide to Working From Home
Balancing Working From Home, Parenting and Homeschooling
Business Central’s Guide for Remote Work
Sempra Energy Foundation (Grants)
Updated March 25, 2020
TUSD Food Services During School Closures:
TUSD is offering a free drive-through and walk-up meal plan program beginning Wednesday, March 18th to help ensure that children have access to nutritional meals when school is not in session. The program will provide free lunch to all children age 18 and under and all individuals with disabilities regardless of age. All children and individuals with disabilities must be present to receive the meals provided. TUSD staff will hand our pre-bagged meals which will include lunch for the day and breakfast for the following morning.
The three meal service locations include:
Jacobsen Middle School
711 Anita Drive
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday through Friday
1120 South Curry Street
11:45 am - 12:15 pm Monday through Friday
Golden Hills Elementary
20215 Park Road
11:00 am - 11:30 am Monday through Friday
We ask for those utilizing the drive up option to remain in their cars to ensure a safe environment for all during the distribution of this interim meal program.
ABC Mouse (Free 30-day Trial)
National Geographic Kids
Activities & Crafts for Kids
Kern County Library eBooks & eAudiobooks
As part of the City Council approved policy on March 18th, 2020, the City of Tehachapi is suspending all late fees for utility payments until further notice. In addition all water shutoffs have been suspended during the duration of this emergency.
Southern California Gas Co.
For information on payments, shutoff suspensions, etc.