COVID-19

Health officials confirm 11 more COVID-19 deaths, 286 cases in Kern

August 25, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Tuesday 11 more COVID-19 deaths in Kern, bringing the total to 251.

Sol on the Street: Tips for success for distance learning

August 24, 2020 / By

With colleges and universities across the United States announcing online instruction due to COVID-19, students of all backgrounds will be starting their first year of college this week and may need help adjusting to the new normal of online learning.  

Health officials confirm 94 COVID-19 cases

August 24, 2020 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Monday 94 new COVID-19 cases in Kern County, bringing the total number of cases to 28,234.

More than half of Mesa Verde detainees test positive for COVID-19

August 24, 2020 / By

In the Zepeda Rivas, et al. V. Jennings, et al. case, evidence showed that GeoGroup (GEO) did not intend or adhere to testing detainees and staff at the Mesa Verde ICE processing facility. 

COMMENTARY: My freshman year of high school is full of confusion, nervousness, and hope

August 21, 2020 / By

Freshman in high school across the nation are starting a school year that virtually no other freshman has experienced in the past.

Employees at Bakersfield Census office test positive for COVID-19; officials say safest way to respond to Census is online

August 20, 2020 / By

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Bakersfield Area Census Office previously closed due to employees testing positive for COVID-19, confirmed Angelica Vásquez, the media communications specialist for the Los Angeles Regional Census Center.