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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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.

About 7 percent of Kern’s adolescents have begun COVID-19 vaccination series

May 25, 2021 / By

Since COVID-19 vaccines became available to Kern County adolescents nearly two weeks ago, 7 percent of Kern’s adolescents have become vaccinated, health officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

‘We still have work to do’: Herd immunity far off with a quarter of Kern’s population fully vaccinated against COVID-19

May 19, 2021 / By

Since COVID-19 vaccines first became available to Kern County residents five months ago, only a quarter of Kern’s population has been fully vaccinated.

Hispanics, Asians are under-represented among Bakersfield College staff, according to analysis findings

May 5, 2021 / By

The findings of an analysis of the Bakersfield College staff show an under-representation of Hispanics and Asians among the campus’ workforce.

KCCD trustees hesitant to focus on people of color in community college diversity, inclusion declaration

April 26, 2021 / By

Despite much hesitation and pushback from a few members of the board, the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees voted to adopt the State’s Community College Board’s declaration of April as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awareness Month.

Housing for the Harvest now allows for agriculture workers to isolate at home

April 17, 2021 / By

The Housing for the Harvest program is back in Kern and has been expanded to include financial assistance for agricultural and food processing workers who have been exposed to COVID-19 and need to self-isolate at home.