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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Pandemic puts strain on local EMS system as it experiences ‘sharp’ increase in 911 calls, resulting in longer off-load times, shortage of ambulances

January 6, 2021 / By

As Kern’s hospitals get closer to reaching max capacity, local emergency medical services are forced to become the temporary emergency departments for many patients seeking ambulances during this COVID-19 surge.

During holidays, Kern’s active case rate increases to record numbers

January 4, 2021 / By

In just two months, Kern County went from having less than 5,000 active cases of COVID-19 to having more than 50,000 cases during the holiday season.

Kern County sets record with more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed; vaccine set to arrive in Kern this week

December 15, 2020 / By

Kern County health officials announced the highest number of COVID-19 cases Tuesday since the pandemic first hit Kern County in March.

Kern County could receive first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines as early as next week, health officials say

December 8, 2020 / By

Kern County could receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines as soon as next week if the FDA approves the Pfizer vaccine this week, according to local public health officials.

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.