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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2020 Census deadline pushed back to Oct. 31

October 6, 2020 / By

The U.S. Census Bureau will continue to enumerate people through Oct. 31, the original deadline date in response to the pandemic.

With just one week left till the deadline, Kern’s self-response rate for 2020 Census is lower than 2010 rate

September 22, 2020 / By

With just eight days left till the 2020 Census deadline, Kern’s self-response rate is lower than than it’s 2010 response rate, according to the U.S.

Arvin community unveils Census mural as last push to encourage residents to get counted

September 22, 2020 / By

Arvin community members came together Tuesday morning to make a last-minute push, encouraging the community to respond to the 2020 Census, with the unveiling of a Census-themed mural in Arvin. 

Health officials announce 63 new COVID-19 cases in Kern

September 21, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department announced Monday 63 new COVID-19 cases in Kern County, bringing the total to 31,572.


September 4, 2020 / By
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Aunque ningún código postal o ciudad es inmune a contraer el virus el COVID-19, las comunidades rurales en el condado de Kern que son predominantemente hispanas o latinas son las más afectadas, según datos de salud pública.

COVID-19 hits Kern’s rural, Latino communities the hardest, data shows

September 2, 2020 / By
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Although no zip code or city is immune from contracting the COVID-19 virus, rural communities in Kern County that are predominantly Hispanic or Latino are being hit the hardest, according to public health data.

Kern County falls in the ‘worst’ Tier of Governor Newsom’s new COVID-19 guidelines

August 31, 2020 / By

Kern County falls in the lowest Tier of Governor Gavin Newsom’s new guidelines for counties to reopen their economies, local health officials said at Monday’s press conference.

ACLU Foundation files lawsuit against City of McFarland over ‘unlawful’ approval of ICE detention center, says city violated Brown Act

August 25, 2020 / By

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California, with attorney Paul Nicholas Boylan, filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of McFarland and its city council, according to a news release.

Kern Public Health works with county counsel, statistician on releasing detailed data regarding COVID-19 deaths

August 20, 2020 / By

After repeated requests for more detailed data regarding Kern’s COVID-19 deaths, the Kern County Public Health Department said Thursday is working with county counsel and a statistician to find ways to release additional data.

Kern Public Health ramps up contact tracing efforts amid spikes of COVID-19 cases

August 13, 2020 / By

Since the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the nation, health professionals have been worried about a number of resources to fight the virus.