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COVID-19 hospitalizations decrease in Kern, according to State data

March 9, 2021 / By

Over the past two months, Kern County has seen a drastic decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations, state data shows.

Kern’s COVID-19 deaths reported at delayed rates as health officials wait for death certificate information

March 5, 2021 / By

For the past few weeks, Kern’s COVID-19 death count has increased rather quickly, with health officials announcing double digit number of deaths each day, according to the health department’s dashboard.

Governor Newsom announces federal approval of Medicaid funding for COVID-19 testing for low-income students

March 3, 2021 / By

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that the Biden-Harris Administration has approved California’s request to utilize Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California) funding to provide voluntary COVID-19 testing for low-income students covered by the program, further supporting schools in underserved communities to reopen for in-person instruction.  

Kern to resume youth sports, health officials say

March 2, 2021 / By

With the recent update from the state, Kern’s youth and adult recreational sports, including moderate-contact and high-contact sports, can resume practice, training and competitions.

Public Health moves back to Level 1 of EMS system surge plan

March 1, 2021 / By

Kern County’s EMS system has met the threshold for Level 1, or the green tier, of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System Surge Plan and officially moved Monday from the yellow tier to the green tier, the lowest of the four tiers, according to Kern Public Health.

Arvin, Lamont to receive resources from Community Air Protection Program to address air pollution

March 1, 2021 / By

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has confirmed the Valley Air District’s recommendation of Arvin/Lamont as the next community selected in the San Joaquin Valley to benefit from additional resources provided by Assembly Bill (AB) 617, the Community Air Protection Program.

State board awards grant for Kern County workforce and economic diversification planning project

February 26, 2021 / By

The California Workforce Development Board has awarded a multimillion-dollar grant to support the development of a regional plan to diversify Kern County’s economy and workforce.

Three State Vaccination Clinics Now Open in Arvin, Rosamond, and Wasco

February 25, 2021 / By

Three new vaccine State clinics in Arvin, Rosamond, and Wasco are now open on

Currently, residents who are healthcare workers, 65 years of age or older, education and childcare workers, emergency services workers, and food and agriculture workers are eligible to be vaccinated.

Kern Sol News is hiring: Project Coordinator, reporter

February 22, 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.

Adventist Health Tehachapi to launch mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic

February 9, 2021 / By

In an effort to accelerate the countywide vaccination effort, Kern County Public Health is partnering with Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley to launch a mobile vaccination clinic beginning Monday, Feb.