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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.
Kern County has met State metrics to move into the Orange Tier, a less restrictive tier, of the State’s blueprint for a safer economy, effective Wednesday, Kern Public Health Officials announced Tuesday.
California will be able to fully reopen June 15 if the State continues to see an increase in COVID-19 vaccine supplies, Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday at a San Francisco vaccine clinic.
American Rescue Plan to lift more than half a million children in the state out of poverty, state officials say
The American Rescue Plan is estimated to lift more than half a million children across the state out of poverty, state officials said Tuesday at a press conference.
Kern County has partnered with a number of organizations to deploy two mobile units to vaccinate agricultural workers, County officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.
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.
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
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
The Kern County Board of Supervisors stressed vaccinating those 65 and older before moving on to other groups in California’s vaccination plan.
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.