COVID-19

Kern’s COVID-19 deaths reported at delayed rates as health officials wait for death certificate information

March 5, 2021 / By

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.

KCSOS data shows grades among local students have dropped with distance learning

March 2, 2021 / By

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. 

State announces Immediate Action Agreement for Relief to Californians experiencing pandemic hardship

February 26, 2021 / By

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom and California legislators reached an agreement on an expanded relief package for state residents.

Health officials say Kern will see an increase in vaccine allotments soon

February 24, 2021 / By

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.

State releases school reopening map, informing community where schools are in reopening process

February 24, 2021 / By

Californians can now track the status of school reopenings in their local districts and the entire state.

Governor Newsom promises more vaccines for vulnerable populations in Kern

February 22, 2021 / By

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.