Celeste Ramos

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CDC ranks California 44th in vaccinating residents

April 16, 2021 / By

Last month, a CDC report measured the county’s vaccine rollouts with regards to “social vulnerability.” It examined COVID-19 doses distributed from December 14, 2020 through March 1 and ranked California 44th in vaccinating residents in the most vulnerable communities. 

School districts across the Central Valley recognize Dolores Huerta Day

April 13, 2021 / By

The Bakersfield City School District is one of many school districts in the state to adopt a resolution to formally honor the life of Dolores Huerta. 

Kern Sol News breaks down COVID-19 vaccines

April 2, 2021 / By

As all three COVID-19 vaccines are available to more members of the public, it is important to understand how the new vaccine works against the COVID-19 virus to make an educated decision to take the vaccine.

Less than 10 percent of Kern residents are vaccinated against COVID-19, health officials say

March 24, 2021 / By

After nearly two months of vaccinating Kern residents, less than 10 percent of the Kern population is fully vaccinated, Kern County Public Health officials announced at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting

As of Monday, 8.2 percent of Kern’s population has become full vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Brynn Carrigan, the Kern County Public Health Director.

Kern County remains in purple tier, does not meet one metric of state’s blueprint for a safer economy

March 10, 2021 / By

Kern County remains in the purple tier — the most restrictive tier — as it doesn’t meet just one of the metrics set by the State’s blueprint for a safer economy, Kern public health officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

After audit finds education agencies didn’t meet ‘adequate’ youth suicide prevention policies, Salas introduces Bill that aims to prevent youth suicide

March 9, 2021 / By

A new legislation bill that targets the prevention of youth suicide has been proposed by Rudy Salas California State Assemblymember (D)- Bakersfield. 

Health officials say Kern will see an increase in vaccine allotments soon

February 24, 2021 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department announced during Tuesday’s Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting, 119,935 vaccines have been distributed to Kern County.

Kern moves to vaccinate educators, agricultural workers, emergency service workers

February 23, 2021 / By

Beginning Sunday, Kern County became part of the Blue Shield of California, the third party administrator that will be responsible for the creation, management, and oversight of the statewide network of vaccine providers. 

CDC now recommends double masking with tighter fitting masks

February 17, 2021 / By

A new CDC report shows that double masking can lower the transmission of COVID-19. 

“This is a physical covering to prevent droplets and viruses from getting in so if you have a physical covering layer with one layer, and another layer on it just makes common sense,” said Dr.

Study finds farmworkers fear seeking medical attention during pandemic

February 10, 2021 / By

A recent study reports the need for policy reform in order to aid California’s essential farmworkers as data shows that farmworkers have had an increase in anxiety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.