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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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.

KHSD approves draft 2020-21 school year budget, despite efforts to defund district’s police department

June 30, 2020 / By

After community residents advocated to defund police in schools, the Kern High School District approved a draft school budget for the 2020-21 school year, which allocates funding to the district’s police department.

Kern’s COVID-19 positivity testing rate under 8 percent for the first time since reopening

June 23, 2020 / By

For the first time since Kern County began to reopen its economy nearly a month ago, Kern’s positive tests are under 8 percent.

UPDATE: County officials announce changes to COVID-19 testing sites

June 22, 2020 / By

Kern County officials announced updates to some of the COVID-19 testing sites in Kern County.

Megan Person, the chief communications officer for Kern County, said the drive thru location at the Kern County Fairgrounds is only taking patients who are 18 year old or older, and the County testing site in Lamont tests children that are five years old or older.

State model predicts Kern to exceed ICU capacity late next month

June 15, 2020 / By

A new COVID-19 state model shows Kern County may exceed it’s normal ICU capacity by the end of next month, and may see a peak in hospitalizations in February 2021 if residents do not take precautions, county officials said Monday at a press conference.

EL ESTADO PONE A KERN EN LA LISTA DE VIGILANCIA DEL COVID-19; FUNCIONARIOS DEL CONDADO DICEN QUE ESTO PODRÍA AFECTAR LA CAPACIDAD DE KERN PARA REABRIR

June 12, 2020 / By

Con los casos de Kern-COVID-19 en aumento, el condado de Kern ahora no cumple con los puntos de referencia establecidos por el estado que permiten que los condados de California continúen reabriendo sus economías, según funcionarios estatales de salud pública.

Kern put on state’s COVID-19 watch list; County officials say this could impact Kern’s ability to reopen

June 11, 2020 / By

With Kern’s COVID-19 cases on the rise, Kern County now does not meet benchmarks set by the state that allow California counties to continue to reopen economies, according to state public health officials.

Data shows Kern’s COVID-19 cases have slightly decreased; health officials say it’s too early to see trend

June 5, 2020 / By

Data released by the Kern County Public Health Department throughout the past two weeks shows Kern’s COVID-19 cases have slightly decreased since the County reopened in May.