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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Restaurants, shopping malls open for business Thursday, county officials say

May 21, 2020 / By

After Governor Newsom granted Kern County approval Wednesday to move through Stage 2 quicker, Kern County officials said Thursday morning restaurants and shopping malls can begin to open as early as today. 

Amid COVID-19, the need for governments to take on a racial equity lens is critical

May 20, 2020 / By

Tension between Salinas City residents and Salinas City governing leaders was overwhelmingly high six years ago.

Kern to Launch Relief Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations Affected By COVID-19

May 19, 2020 / By
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Kern County anticipates to launch the Kern Small Business Relief Program after Memorial Day weekend, County officials said Tuesday at the morning Board of Supervisors meeting.

Supervisors say they’re ‘ready to move forward’ with reopening of economy, after Governor releases new guidelines

May 19, 2020 / By and
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Updated 5/19/20 at 4:00pmDuring the Kern County Board of Supervisors afternoon meeting, all five supervisors voted unanimously in favor of supporting the re-opening of Kern County businesses according to stage 2 guidelines.

County officials are hopeful to reopen with Governor’s new guidelines announced Monday

May 18, 2020 / By

After Governor Newsom announced new guidelines for California counties to reopen, Kern County announced on Twitter Monday afternoon that it will be able to move through phase two of the Governor’s four-stage plan to reopen much quicker.

County officials urge Governor to use hospitalization rates as a measure to reopen Kern

May 14, 2020 / By

Public Health officials confirmed four new COVID-19 related deaths Thursday at a press conference, bringing the total to 21 COVID-19 related deaths in Kern.

Kern Public Health to begin local COVID-19 testing program at nursing facilities in response to outbreaks

May 14, 2020 / By
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In response to an outbreak in nursing facilities, the Kern County Public Health Department announced Thursday at a press conference it has put together a COVID-19 testing program for nursing facility staff and residents that will go into effect Friday.

County officials hope Governor is willing to work on state provisions that Kern doesn’t meet in order to reopen

May 11, 2020 / By

County officials said Monday at a press conference Kern does not meet two state-issued criteria that must be met in order for counties to reopen.

Kern County prepares to move into next phase of Governor’s plan to reopen economy, County officials say

May 7, 2020 / By

Kern County is prepared to move into the next phase in the coming days of the Governor’s plan to reopen the economy, County officials said Thursday at a press conference.

County officials warn non-compliant businesses that the Governor is ‘paying attention’

May 7, 2020 / By

County officials said at a press conference Thursday the Governor’s office is “paying attention” to non-compliant businesses and has the ability to enforce a variety of actions against non-compliant businesses during the pandemic.