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