The McFarland community has had difficulty trusting the local police department; however, the new Chief of Police has plans to change that.
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.
The COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Kern County Fairgrounds is accepting appointments for this week.
Although administering COOVID-19 vaccinations appears to be the main priority among health professionals, COVID-19 testing remains a priority in Kern County, Kern County Public Health officials say.
As Kern’s hospitals get closer to reaching max capacity, local emergency medical services are forced to become the temporary emergency departments for many patients seeking ambulances during this COVID-19 surge.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting communities across the nation, many people — especially young people — are experiencing increased mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.