Elizabeth Sanchez

Elizabeth Sanchez is the program associate for South Kern Sol. She can be reached at elizabeth@southkernsol.org.

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Kern to receive just over $3 million for housing and services for people experiencing mental illness, substance abuse

June 23, 2022 / By

Kern County is set to receive just over $3 million to increase housing and treatment options for those currently struggling with mental illness and substance abuse.

‘It’s time for the Senate to work hard, too’: Senator Padilla accepts invitation to work alongside farm workers

June 10, 2022 / By

Last Friday, Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) became the first U.S. Senator to accept the United Farm Workers’ invitation from “Take Our Jobs” initiative by working alongside farm workers in Moorpark, California.

Planning to vote? Don’t forget these key election dates

May 18, 2022 / By

With ballots arriving in the mail, Kern Sol News wants to remind voters of key elections days.

If Kern’s vaccination rates continue to remain low, new State model predicts ‘worst case scenario’ with another COVID-19 surge in early February

November 10, 2021 / By

If Kern’s vaccination rates continue to remain low, Kern is expected to see another COVID-19 surge in early February, according to predictions from a new State model.

CDC recommends Pfizer booster COVID-19 shot for certain populations

September 25, 2021 / By

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended a booster shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in certain populations and for those in high risk occupational and institutional settings.

99 percent of Kern’s COVID-19 cases in 2021 are amongst unvaccinated residents, health officials say

July 20, 2021 / By

Kern County Public Health officials confirmed Tuesday that 99.4 percent of Kern’s COVID-19 cases since January are among residents who are unvaccinated.

COVID-19 variants spread ‘rapidly’ amongst unvaccinated people, studies show

July 13, 2021 / By

Recent studies are showing that the immune response from the COVID-19 vaccine is still effective against the variants; however, variants are spreading “rapidly” amongst unvaccinated people, health officials say. 

Governor expands drought emergency proclamation, now covering 50 California counties

July 9, 2021 / By

The Governor announced Thursday that California is expanding the drought emergency proclamation to include nine more counties, now covering 50 of the state’s 58 counties.

Mass vaccination site at Kern County Fairgrounds to shut down

June 23, 2021 / By

Kern County’s mass vaccination site located at the Kern County Fairgrounds is set to shut down due to a decrease in demand for COVID-19 vaccines, Kern Public Health officials told the Board of Supervisors at Tuesday’s meeting.

Fully vaccinated populations remain low in outlying areas of Kern; County conducts outreach efforts to educate communities on vaccine

June 1, 2021 / By

Although 36 percent of Kern’s eligible population has become vaccinated, some of Kern County’s cities in outlying areas prove to have the lowest vaccination rates in the County.