COVID-19

Health officials confirm 82 COVID-19 cases in Kern, one death

March 31, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Monday afternoon a total of 82 COVID-19 cases and one death in Kern County.

Planned Census phases to be extended due to COVID-19

March 31, 2020 / By
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau announced over the weekend it is suspending 2020 Census field operations for two additional weeks to April 15th, 2020 following assessments of guidance from federal, state and local health authorities.

COVID-19: The Worst is yet to come, medical experts tell reporters at Ethnic Media Services briefing

March 30, 2020 / By

By Ethnic Media Services

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The United States, currently leading the world in the number of people infected with coronavirus, is at the crest of fully experiencing the pandemic, a panel of medical experts and community health advocates told reporters March 27.

Kern County to follow Governor’s eviction moratorium; housing advocates push for stricter eviction bans

March 30, 2020 / By

Kern County will follow Governor Gavin Newsom’s eviction moratorium announced last week, Supervisor Leticia Perez said at the press conference Monday morning.

Kern County leaders address plans for COVID-19 pandemic

March 30, 2020 / By

Kern County government, education and health leaders came together Monday morning for a press conference to discuss Kern’s upcoming COVID-19 plans to keep residents safe and healthy.

Local organization offers Sikh community assistance in filling out census form with support line, canvassing efforts

March 30, 2020 / By

In January 2020, many Sikh organizations announced the U.S. Census Bureau would include “Sikh” as a write-in option for question nine (“What is your race?”)