Community Blog

‘Be a hero and donate’: County officials call on COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma to save lives

August 2, 2020 / By

Kern County, along with local medical experts, are calling on those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered to donate convalescent plasma.

CRLA Inc., launches employment rights helpline

July 31, 2020 / By

Workers in California impacted by COVID-19 who may need assistance navigating their employment rights will now have support, following the launch of a helpline this week as part of California Rural Legal Assistance Inc.,

KHSD to serve free meals during distance learning

July 28, 2020 / By

The Kern High School District (KHSD) has amended its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch/ School Breakfast Programs for the 2020-2021 school year.

State releases new guidance for COVID-19 testing in response to delays in test processing time

July 14, 2020 / By

The California Department of Public Health released updated testing guidance Tuesday that focuses on testing hospitalized individuals with signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and people being tested as part of the investigation and management of outbreaks, including contact tracing.

Census Bureau to fill 700 jobs in Kern, accepting applications now

July 13, 2020 / By

The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire 700 workers for temporary jobs available in Kern County for the 2020 Census and is accepting applications online. 

Census Bureau begins in-person count of group quarters

July 1, 2020 / By

The U.S. Census Begins began its in-person count of people living in group quarters Wednesday.

Group Quarters Enumeration is the U.S.