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.
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools released data last week showing grades among local students in Kern’s three largest school districts have significantly dropped since shutting down schools nearly a year ago.
Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom and California legislators reached an agreement on an expanded relief package for state residents.
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.
Californians can now track the status of school reopenings in their local districts and the entire state.
Governor Gavin Newsom announced Monday during a visit to Arvin that 11 new COVID-19 mobile vaccines sites will go live in the Central Valley this week, including one in Arvin.