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CAPK to hold financial health series

August 31, 2021 / By

Chase Bank Community Manager, Shontay Smith-Sweeney, in partnership with CAPK, is providing a financial health classes beginning Wednesday.

Kern Sol News looking to hire: staff reporter

August 30, 2021 / By

POSITION: Staff Reporter, Kern Sol News

LOCATION: Kern County, California

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The South Kern Sol youth media program was launched in 2011 to train young people living in South Kern County in media production skills and to provide a distribution outlet to share their stories with a wider audience.

Kern Sol News looking to hire: project coordinator, reporter

August 30, 2021 / By

POSITION: Project Coordinator and Reporter

LOCATION: Kern County, California

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The South Kern Sol youth media program was launched in 2011 to train young people living in South Kern County in media production skills and to provide a distribution outlet to share their stories with a wider audience.

Due to increase in COVID-19 cases, Kern’s Emergency Medical Services Program implements Emergency Medical Services System Surge Plan again

August 25, 2021 / By

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kern County is seeing a significant increase in 911 calls and is experiencing a strain on Kern’s emergency response system, according to a news release.

Kern Medical to hold free COVID-19 vaccine clinics this week

August 24, 2021 / By

Kern Medical is offering three FREE COVID-19 vaccine clinics for all community members 12 years of age and older this week.

FDA grants full approval of Pfizer vaccine

August 23, 2021 / By

Today, the Food and Drug Administration formally approved the first COVID-19 vaccine.

This widely anticipated decision replaces the emergency use authorization permitted by the agency last December.

Third dose of COVID-19 vaccine recommended for certain immunocompromised people

August 17, 2021 / By

Following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendation of an additional dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines forimmunocompromised people, Kern County vaccination sites will begin administering third doses to those who qualify, Kern Public Health announced.

State directs hospitals statewide to accept patient transfers to support health care delivery system

August 17, 2021 / By

SACRAMENTO – In response to increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU patients due to the highly contagious Delta variant, and to support the state’s health care delivery system, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today issued a new public health order requiring hospitals statewide to accept transfer patients from facilities with limited ICU capacity when clinically appropriate.

Dolores Huerta Cultural Center to be built in downtown Bakersfield

August 13, 2021 / By

Assemblymember Salas (D – Bakersfield) joined Dolores Huerta and other local leaders to celebrate the $15 million in funding secured by Salas in the 2021-2022 state budget.

Kern’s COVID-19 vaccination rate increases by just 3% in last month

August 10, 2021 / By

Kern County’s vaccination rate has increased by three percent over the past month.

As of Tuesday, 43.5 percent of Kern’s eligible population — those 12 and older — have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which is only a 2 percent increase from three weeks ago.