COVID-19

Kern’s hospitals begin to reach, exceed ICU capacity, health officials say

August 6, 2020 / By

Local hospitals are beginning to reach and exceed the their Intensive Care Unit capacity as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Kern County, according to local health officials.

Health officials confirm 7 more COVID-19 deaths

August 4, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed seven new COVID-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 151 deaths in Kern.

COMMENTARY: Let’s help our community get informed about food distributions

August 3, 2020 / By

Living in a community that is prodominantly low-income and farm workers, it is important to me that the community gets all the help they need. 

Health officials confirm 106 new COVID-19 cases in Kern

August 3, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department has confirmed 106 new COVID-19 cases in Kern, bringing the total number of cases to 20,651.

‘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.

Sol on the street: McFarland students discuss expectations for upcoming school year

July 31, 2020 / By

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the McFarland Unified School District has decided to reopen schools in four phases, beginning Aug.