COVID-19

Discord: A gamer communication tool is now being used by colleges to encourage dialogue in virtual classes

November 24, 2020 / By

College students are now halfway through their fall semester, and they continue with the online-learning format with a new twist.

For some, Thanksgiving will not stop residents from taking precautionary measures as COVID-19 cases increase in Kern

November 20, 2020 / By

Local health officials are encouraging people to celebrate the holiday season safely with ourtoor and virtual celebrations to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Q&A: What you need to know about flu season during a pandemic

November 19, 2020 / By
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As the weather becomes colder, “flu season” comes closer. This year, it may be difficult to distinguish the common flu from Coronavirus.

McFarland athletes who were allowed to begin conditioning now uncertain about season as Kern reverts back to purple tier

November 19, 2020 / By

Since Kern County moved Monday into the most restrictive tier for COVID-19 cases, it is uncertain what will happen with sports teams that have begun particing.

Kern Board of Supervisors approves to purchase, distribute gift cards to residents receiving COVID-19 testing

November 17, 2020 / By

The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday a proposal to purchase and distribute $25 gift cards to people receiving COVID-19 testing in geographical areas that have been impacted the most by the virus.

Kern County reverts back to most restrictive tier

November 17, 2020 / By

Kern County, along with 40 other counties across California, has reverted back into the purple tier, a more restrictive tier, causing many businesses to halt indoor operations effective Tuesday, public health officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.