With 8,737 newly reported confirmed COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths in Kern County on January 18, the demand for COVID-19 is continuing at a high rate.
Although the official launch is scheduled for January 19, some Americans are able to order free at-home COVID-19 test kits a day early from the new federal government website.
According to the Kern County Public Health Services Department, there are 179,110 COVID-19 cases in Kern County as of January 13, 2022.
The Biden Administration announced Monday new details on how Americans can get free COVID-19 tests and also get reimbursed if they purchase their own over-the-counter home COVID-19 tests.
The number of young children being admitted into hospitals for COVID related reasons seems to be rising and are at the highest level according to data released on Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As the new Spring 2022 semester approaches at California State University of Bakersfield, students will be returning to campus to attend their face-to-face classes; due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Kern County, there will be vaccinations and COVID testing available for the safety of faculty, staff, and students.