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’s hospitals begin to reach, exceed ICU capacity, health officials say

August 6, 2020 / By

Local hospitals are beginning to reach and exceed the their Intensive Care Unit capacity as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Kern County, according to local health officials.

‘Be a hero and donate’: County officials call on COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma to save lives

August 2, 2020 / By

Kern County, along with local medical experts, are calling on those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered to donate convalescent plasma.

COVID-19 farmworker study seeks to find solutions to workers’ elevated vulnerability for contracting virus

July 30, 2020 / By
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Agricultural workers have an elevated vulnerability for contracting COVID-19, according to a statewide survey on farmworkers’ worksite conditions during the pandemic.

COVID-19 OVERVIEW: Health officials confirm 1,067 new cases in Kern

July 30, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Thursday 1,067 new cases of COVID-19 in Kern.

Things brings the total number of cases to 18,411.

Health officials confirm 153 new cases and 7 new COVID-19 deaths, say Kern can expect to see a dramatic rise in cases in the coming days

July 16, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Thursday 153 new cases of COVID-19 in Kern and seven new COVID-19 related deaths.

KHSD to begin school year with distance learning model for first quarter

July 16, 2020 / By
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Because of a continuous uptick in COVID-19 cases in Kern, the Kern High School District has decided to start the school year with a distance learning model, with a plan to incrementally phase in a hybrid model by the end of the first quarter.

Judge approves temporary restraining order against city of McFarland, GEO over immigration detention center permits

July 15, 2020 / By

A federal judge has approved a temporary restraining order against the City of McFarland and the GEO Group, Inc.,

LA JUNTA DEL DISTRITO DE PREPARATORIAS DE KERN SE INCLINA POR REABRIR EN EL OTOÑO CON UNA ESCUELA HÍBRIDA, APLAZA EL VOTO SOBRE EL PLAN PARA ABRIR

July 2, 2020 / By

Después de casi tres horas de discusión sobre los planes para reabrir las escuelas en el otoño, la Junta del Distrito de Preparatorias de Kern (KHSD) se inclina por la adopción de un plan híbrido cuando empiecen las clases en agosto.

Hospital staffing remains a concern as COVID-19 cases continue to increase, Kern’s health officials say

July 2, 2020 / By
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Health officials said Thursday hospital staffing — particularly nurses — remains a concern as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Kern.

KHSD board leans toward reopening in the fall with hybrid school, postpones vote on plan to reopen

June 30, 2020 / By

After nearly three hours of discussion regarding plans to reopen schools in the fall, the Kern High School District Board of Trustees is leaning towards adopting a hybrid plan when school returned in August.