Celeste Ramos

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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. 

Health officials offer quarantine tips for larger household sizes

February 9, 2021 / By

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, families nationwide have been worried about catching the virus and spreading it to their loved ones.

Q&A: Local doctor says COVID-19 ‘vaccine is the fastest and efficient way to be protected’ from virus

February 8, 2021 / By

The COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Kern County Fairgrounds is accepting appointments for this week.

Kern Sol News breaks down COVID-19 vaccines

January 29, 2021 / By

In Kern County, the COVID-19 vaccine is being administered those residents who are 65 and older and those who fall in prioritized groups in phase 1A of the state’s vaccination plan.

Q&A: BPD discusses tensions in Kern that arose during election year

December 4, 2020 / By

The death of George Floyd, on May, 25th 2020 sparked action from the Black Lives Matter movement that was created in 2013.

Kern Public Health announces 130 new COVID-19 cases

November 30, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department announced Monday 130 new cases of COVID-19 in Kern, bringing the total to 41,957 cases.

Local medical program looks to close doctor shortage in Kern County

November 11, 2020 / By

COPE Health Solutions and Cal State University of Bakersfield have partnered together to increase involvement in clinical settings to close the doctor shortage gap of health care professionals (HCP) in the Central Valley.

State confirmed Kern remains in red tier for third consecutive week

October 27, 2020 / By

California announced Tuesday marked the third consecutive week that Kern County remains in the Red Tier or second tier.