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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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.

Sean Penn joins Supervisor Perez in launching free COVID-19 testing site in District 5

May 4, 2020 / By

Joining Supervisor Leticia Perez Monday at the soft opening of a free COVID-19 testing site was CORE Founder and celebrity Sean Penn.

Public Health releases COVID-19 racial demographic data; majority of Kern’s COVID-19 cases are Hispanic

May 4, 2020 / By

Data released Monday by the Kern County Public Health Department shows the majority of Kern County’s COVID-19 cases are Hispanic.

Kern County Public Health says Governor’s stay-at-home order is still in place

May 4, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department on Monday said at a press conference the Governor’s stay-at-home order is still in place.

Health officials confirm third COVID-19 related death this week, totaling to 8 deaths in Kern

May 1, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Kern’s eighth COVID-19 related death Friday morning. This marks the third death this week, which is the most Kern has had in one week since the pandemic hit Kern County.