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New COVID-19 testing site opens in Arvin

May 15, 2020 / By

Kern County launched a new testing site today in Arvin.

This site comes after Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community testing sites across the state focused on underserved communities, according to a news release by the County.

Health officials confirm 3 new COVID-19 related deaths, totaling to 24

May 15, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed three more COVID-19 related deaths Friday, totaling to 24 deaths.

Local organizations to raise awareness of 2020 Census with Census Caravan

May 14, 2020 / By

Local organizations and community leaders are going to raise awareness of the 2020 Census with a Census Caravan Saturday.

United Way Kern County receives $1.3 million, begins relief fund to help vulnerable populations during pandemic

May 13, 2020 / By

United Way of Kern County has received a $1.3 million gift from an anonymous donor, and those funds will assist non-profit organizations doing relief work to help vulnerable residents who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

P-EBT offers additional services to families for groceries during pandemic

May 12, 2020 / By

Throughout the month of May, families directly certified for school meals through CalFresh, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal or Foster Care benefits, should receive a new EBT card in the mail, according to a news release by the Department of Human Services.

County to open multiple free COVID-19 testing sites

May 11, 2020 / By

Kern County officials announced Monday at a press conference it will open more free COVID-19 testing sites throughout Kern County this week.

Law firm holds essay contest for undocumented immigrants

May 7, 2020 / By

In an effort to encourage greater appreciation for undocumented immigrant workers, many of whom are working on the frontlines of COVID-19 in critical industries, Immigration law firm Herman Legal Group is sponsoring this Essay Contest. 

OVERVIEW: Health officials confirm 1,083 COVID-19 cases in Kern

May 5, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department announced Wednesday there are 1,083 cases of COVID-19 in Kern County.

KHSD meal services expands to Supper Program

May 1, 2020 / By

The Kern High School District is adjusting meal services times as temperatures warm up and is providing additional meals.

Judge orders review process to identify release of immigrant detainees

April 30, 2020 / By
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, today, a federal judge ordered a review process to identify people for release detained at the Mesa Verde Detention Facility in Bakersfield and the Yuba County Jail in Marysville in order to enable social distancing inside the centers.