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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Kern’s COVID-19 positivity testing rate under 8 percent for the first time since reopening

June 23, 2020 / By

For the first time since Kern County began to reopen its economy nearly a month ago, Kern’s positive tests are under 8 percent.

UPDATE: County officials announce changes to COVID-19 testing sites

June 22, 2020 / By

Kern County officials announced updates to some of the COVID-19 testing sites in Kern County.

Megan Person, the chief communications officer for Kern County, said the drive thru location at the Kern County Fairgrounds is only taking patients who are 18 year old or older, and the County testing site in Lamont tests children that are five years old or older.

State model predicts Kern to exceed ICU capacity late next month

June 15, 2020 / By

A new COVID-19 state model shows Kern County may exceed it’s normal ICU capacity by the end of next month, and may see a peak in hospitalizations in February 2021 if residents do not take precautions, county officials said Monday at a press conference.

EL ESTADO PONE A KERN EN LA LISTA DE VIGILANCIA DEL COVID-19; FUNCIONARIOS DEL CONDADO DICEN QUE ESTO PODRÍA AFECTAR LA CAPACIDAD DE KERN PARA REABRIR

June 12, 2020 / By

Con los casos de Kern-COVID-19 en aumento, el condado de Kern ahora no cumple con los puntos de referencia establecidos por el estado que permiten que los condados de California continúen reabriendo sus economías, según funcionarios estatales de salud pública.

Kern put on state’s COVID-19 watch list; County officials say this could impact Kern’s ability to reopen

June 11, 2020 / By

With Kern’s COVID-19 cases on the rise, Kern County now does not meet benchmarks set by the state that allow California counties to continue to reopen economies, according to state public health officials.

Data shows Kern’s COVID-19 cases have slightly decreased; health officials say it’s too early to see trend

June 5, 2020 / By

Data released by the Kern County Public Health Department throughout the past two weeks shows Kern’s COVID-19 cases have slightly decreased since the County reopened in May.

KERN LANZARÁ PROGRAMA DE SOCORRO PARA PEQUEÑAS EMPRESAS Y ORGANIZACIONES SIN FINES DE LUCRO AFECTADAS POR EL COVID-19

June 4, 2020 / By

El condado de Kern prevé lanzar el Programa de Socorro para Pequeñas Empresas de Kern después del fin de semana del Día de los Caídos, dijeron funcionarios del condado el martes en la reunión de la Junta de Supervisores de la mañana.

EL CONDADO DE KERN CONTINUA INTENSIFICANDO ESFUERZOS DE PRUEBAS

June 4, 2020 / By

El 10º sitio de pruebas de COVID-19 del condado de Kern está programado para abrir esta semana en el valle del río Kern a medida que el condado continúa intensificando sus esfuerzos de pruebas.

BPD Chief Greg Terry: ‘It’s time to make some changes, and I am ready to do that’

June 3, 2020 / By

The Bakersfield Police Department Chief and Assistant Chief said it’s time for changes in law enforcement practices and committed to making those changes.

Majority of Kern’s COVID-19 deaths continue to come from nursing facilities

May 28, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Thursday morning one new COVID-19 related death, bringing the total to 37 deaths in Kern County.