COVID-19

COMMENTARY: To survive the Coronavirus, Americans must learn from Mexicans

March 27, 2020 / By

BY DR. ÁLVARO HUERTA

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in the U.S. (and beyond), it behooves Americans to learn from individuals of Mexican origin in el norte about the art of survival in a time of crisis.

First COVID-19 death in Kern is Delano resident, according to city council member

March 27, 2020 / By

The first Kern County resident to die of COVID-19 is a Delano resident, according to Delano City Council Member Bryan Osorio.

Advocates say to keep community safe, local law enforcement must limit number of people detained, incarcerated during COVID-19 pandemic

March 27, 2020 / By

The American Civil Liberties Union and 13 immigrants detained in two Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers in California filed a lawsuit against ICE calling for immediate release due to elevated risks of contracting COVID-19, according to a news release by ACLU’s Southern California office.

COMMENTARY: Living in crisis has been people’s ‘normal’ for generations; why wait for pandemic to do something about it?

March 27, 2020 / By

Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of low-income, undocumented, and other marginalized communities had been living paycheck to paycheck and struggling financially to make ends meet for their families.

Health officials confirm 4 new COVID-19 cases, raising total to 32 cases

March 26, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed four new COVID-19 cases Thursday afternoon, raising the total number to 32 positive cases in Kern County.

KCSOS recommends schools extend closures through at least May 1, amid statewide stay-at-home orders

March 25, 2020 / By

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools announced Wednesday afternoon is it recommending all 47 school districts in Kern County remain closed through at least May 1 to help contain the spread of COVID-19, according to a news release.