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Health officials report first COVID-19 Delta variant case in Kern County

July 7, 2021 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Wednesday 162 new COVID-19 cases in Kern County over the last five days, bringing the total of cases to 111,273.

Immigrant rights advocates hold community briefing in preparation for Kern’s fourth TRUTH Act forum

June 25, 2021 / By

The Rapid Response Network of Kern hosted a Kern County TRUTH Act Community Briefing Tuesday to educate community members on the upcoming TRUTH Act Forum. 

Governor Newsom announces Advisory Council on Physical Fitness, Mental Well-Being

June 16, 2021 / By

With California’s economy fully reopened and most COVID-19 restrictions lifted at gyms and fitness centers, Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Mental Well-Being, a new advisory council tasked with exploring healthy strategies to ensure Californians can thrive.

Kern County reopens Tuesday, health officials say, ‘celebrates moving beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy’

June 15, 2021 / By

The state announced Tuesday that the Blueprint for a Safer Economy has retired, allowing most places to open and operate with no capacity limitations or social distancing requirements.  

Kern County in Orange Tier For 9th Consecutive Week

June 10, 2021 / By
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Kern County remains in the Orange Tier (Tier 3) of the COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy.

Leaders educate communities on the importance of redistricting

June 4, 2021 / By

The Latino Community Foundation and California Citizens Redistricting Commission held a Latino Redistricting Briefing virtual session to inform people why the redistricting process matters to the Latino community and how people can raise awareness on important issues in their area.