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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Governor Newsom promises more vaccines for vulnerable populations in Kern

February 22, 2021 / By

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday during a visit to Arvin that 11 new COVID-19 mobile vaccines sites will go live in the Central Valley this week, including one in Arvin.

COVID-19 vaccine distribution falls behind for Latino population in Kern

February 22, 2021 / By

Despite Latinos making up an overwhelming majority of Kern’s COVID-19 cases and deaths, less than a quarter of the vaccines administered in Kern have been given to Latinos, according to state data.

‘Capture their hearts and emotions’: Local leader promotes inclusion, belonging of all people in community

February 12, 2021 / By

Editor’s Note: To celebrate Black History Month, Kern Sol News is highlighting notable Black leaders in Kern County who are working to create positive change in their community.

County officials stress vaccinating those 65+ before moving forward with other groups, blaming vaccine shortage on State

February 9, 2021 / By

The Kern County Board of Supervisors stressed vaccinating those 65 and older before moving on to other groups in California’s vaccination plan.

COVID-19 testing remains a priority in Kern, health officials say

February 2, 2021 / By

Although administering COOVID-19 vaccinations appears to be the main priority among health professionals, COVID-19 testing remains a priority in Kern County, Kern County Public Health officials say.

Kern Public Health reveals plan for COVID-19 mass vaccination site as it prepare to open to public Wednesday

January 26, 2021 / By

Kern County Public Health department is experiencing an increase in demand in work as it rolls out its mass vaccination clinic this week, Public Health officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting.

COVID-19 Update: Kern’s COVID-19 mass vaccination site to open to public Wednesday; State lifts regional stay-at-home order

January 25, 2021 / By

Following last week’s soft opening, the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Kern County Fairgrounds will open to the public Wednesday and will be an appointment-only walk-up vaccination site. 

Kern Public Health to open COVID-19 mass vaccination site at Fairgrounds with soft launch this week

January 19, 2021 / By

A mass vaccination site in Kern County is set to open Wednesday, Kern County Public Health Department officials said.

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.