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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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.

Kern County moves into the Orange Tier, effective Wednesday

April 13, 2021 / By

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 to fully reopen mid-June if vaccine supply continues to increase, Governor Newsom says

April 6, 2021 / By

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

March 30, 2021 / By

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 to launch mobile units this weekend to vaccinate agricultural workers

March 9, 2021 / By

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.