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Kern Public Health announces new COVID-19 testing sites

January 6, 2021 / By

The Kern County Public Health announced Wednesday morning new opportunities for COVID-19 testing within Kern County at thefollowing locations:1.

Health officials confirm 608 new COVID-19 cases

January 5, 2021 / By

The Kern County public Health Department confirmed Tuesday 608 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 72,878 cases.

Health officials confirm 948 new COVID-19 cases

December 21, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Monday 948 new COVID-19 cases in Kern County, bringing the total to 59,148.

COVID-19 vaccine to be stored at Kern Medical, elected officials say

December 15, 2020 / By

Local health officials say Kern is expected to receive 5,850 doses of the Pfizer vaccine by the end of the week.

State public health confirms Kern’s ICU capacity is the lowest it’s been since pandemic began

December 14, 2020 / By

As of Sunday, Kern County had 10 Intensive Care Unit beds available, the least amount available since the beginning of the pandemic in March, according to the California Department of Public Health.

State launches COVID-19 exposure app to help slow the spread of virus

December 11, 2020 / By

The State of California has launched CA Notify, a free and secure digital tool that can anonymously alert users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

State officials to send cell phone alerts Tuesday to Kern residents, areas impacted by State Stay at Home order

December 8, 2020 / By

With COVID-19 spreading at a dangerous rate throughout the state, and multiple regions of the state now under a mandatory stay-at-home order, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services will issue region-wide emergency alerts at noon on Tuesday, asking residents to stay home except for essential activities, according to State officials.

State’s stay at home order goes into effect in Kern; ICU capacity falls below 15%

December 7, 2020 / By

The State reported over the weekend that the San Joaquin Valley Region’s ICU capacity fell below 15 percent, resulting in a Stay at Home Order going into effect in Kern County.

Court slams ICE for how it handled COVID-19 outbreak at Mesa Verde

December 7, 2020 / By

Last week, a federal judge condemned actions by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that showed a “deliberate indifference to the safety of the detainees” at Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center and resulted in a COVID-19 outbreak.

State Public Health announces record number of Valley Fever cases in 2019

December 3, 2020 / By

The California Department of Public Health announced Wednesday a record number of Valley Fever cases in the state of California from 2019.