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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.

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.

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.

Health officials say Kern will see an increase in vaccine allotments soon

February 24, 2021 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department announced during Tuesday’s Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting, 119,935 vaccines have been distributed to Kern County.

Kern moves to vaccinate educators, agricultural workers, emergency service workers

February 23, 2021 / By

Beginning Sunday, Kern County became part of the Blue Shield of California, the third party administrator that will be responsible for the creation, management, and oversight of the statewide network of vaccine providers.