Elizabeth Sanchez

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 Board of Supervisors approves to purchase, distribute gift cards to residents receiving COVID-19 testing

November 17, 2020 / By

The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday a proposal to purchase and distribute $25 gift cards to people receiving COVID-19 testing in geographical areas that have been impacted the most by the virus.

Kern County reverts back to most restrictive tier

November 17, 2020 / By

Kern County, along with 40 other counties across California, has reverted back into the purple tier, a more restrictive tier, causing many businesses to halt indoor operations effective Tuesday, public health officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

County proposes to distribute gift cards to residents who receive COVID-19 testing

November 16, 2020 / By

Kern County is proposing to give away gift cards to residents who get tested for COVID-19 as an incentive to increase Kern’s testing numbers, County officials say.

Kern County Public Health to launch COVID-19 canvassing efforts in most impacted areas of Kern

November 11, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department is preparing to kick off a new COVID-19 canvassing effort in Kern’s most impacted areas, Public Health officials announced Tuesday at the Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Kern County voters turn in mail-in ballots at higher rates than previous elections, officials say

October 30, 2020 / By and

With Election Day just days away, the Kern County Elections office continues to receive ballots at higher rates than precious years, officials say.

Kern’s COVID-19 death, case rate decrease from summer months

October 27, 2020 / By

Although COVID-19 deaths continue to rise in Kern County, data shows they have decreased recently, according to the Kern County Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard.

2020 Census deadline pushed back to Oct. 31

October 6, 2020 / By

The U.S. Census Bureau will continue to enumerate people through Oct. 31, the original deadline date in response to the pandemic.

With just one week left till the deadline, Kern’s self-response rate for 2020 Census is lower than 2010 rate

September 22, 2020 / By

With just eight days left till the 2020 Census deadline, Kern’s self-response rate is lower than than it’s 2010 response rate, according to the U.S.

Arvin community unveils Census mural as last push to encourage residents to get counted

September 22, 2020 / By

Arvin community members came together Tuesday morning to make a last-minute push, encouraging the community to respond to the 2020 Census, with the unveiling of a Census-themed mural in Arvin. 

Health officials announce 63 new COVID-19 cases in Kern

September 21, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department announced Monday 63 new COVID-19 cases in Kern County, bringing the total to 31,572.