Kern County reverts back to most restrictive tier

November 17, 2020 / By

Kern County, along with 40 other counties across California, has reverted back into the purple tier, a more restrictive tier, causing many businesses to halt indoor operations effective Tuesday, public health officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

County proposes to distribute gift cards to residents who receive COVID-19 testing

November 16, 2020 / By

Kern County is proposing to give away gift cards to residents who get tested for COVID-19 as an incentive to increase Kern’s testing numbers, County officials say.

Kern County Public Health to launch COVID-19 canvassing efforts in most impacted areas of Kern

November 11, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department is preparing to kick off a new COVID-19 canvassing effort in Kern’s most impacted areas, Public Health officials announced Tuesday at the Kern County Board of Supervisors meeting.

COMMENTARY: Proper medical care is what the community needs to fight COVID-19

November 10, 2020 / By

A few months ago, it was reported President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19. Naturally, being the president of the United States, he received the best medical attention and care.

Kern’s COVID-19 metrics exceed red tier; may revert back to purple tier as early as next week

November 10, 2020 / By

The state announced Tuesday Kern County continues in the Red Tier on the State’s COVID-19 framework for the fifth consecutive week.

Q&A: McFarland school social worker discusses how mental health services have changed as a result of pandemic

November 4, 2020 / By

With the COVID-19 pandemic still affecting communities across the nation, many people — especially young people — are experiencing increased mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.