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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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.

Kern County sets record with more than 2,000 COVID-19 cases confirmed; vaccine set to arrive in Kern this week

December 15, 2020 / By

Kern County health officials announced the highest number of COVID-19 cases Tuesday since the pandemic first hit Kern County in March.

Kern County could receive first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines as early as next week, health officials say

December 8, 2020 / By

Kern County could receive its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines as soon as next week if the FDA approves the Pfizer vaccine this week, according to local public health officials.

Kern Board of Supervisors approves to purchase, distribute gift cards to residents receiving COVID-19 testing

November 17, 2020 / By

The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday a proposal to purchase and distribute $25 gift cards to people receiving COVID-19 testing in geographical areas that have been impacted the most by the virus.

Kern County reverts back to most restrictive tier

November 17, 2020 / By

Kern County, along with 40 other counties across California, has reverted back into the purple tier, a more restrictive tier, causing many businesses to halt indoor operations effective Tuesday, public health officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

County proposes to distribute gift cards to residents who receive COVID-19 testing

November 16, 2020 / By

Kern County is proposing to give away gift cards to residents who get tested for COVID-19 as an incentive to increase Kern’s testing numbers, County officials say.

Kern County Public Health to launch COVID-19 canvassing efforts in most impacted areas of Kern

November 11, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department is preparing to kick off a new COVID-19 canvassing effort in Kern’s most impacted areas, Public Health officials announced Tuesday at the Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting.