COVID-19

Granddaughter becomes vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect her grandmother

August 9, 2021 / By

When Alyssa Pacheco left for a trip with friends, she said goodbye to her grandmother Alicia Ramirez, and expected her grandmother to be waiting for her when she returned home.

California implements requirement that healthcare workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19

August 6, 2021 / By

In response to increasing COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU patients due to the highly contagious Delta variant, and to further protect vulnerable Californians and health care workers, the California Department of Public Health announced Thursday healthcare workers are now required to be fully vaccinated.

OPINION: It’s time Kern County residents take action to prevent another COVID-19 surge

August 4, 2021 / By

The spread of COVID-19 in Kern County is increasing and will likely spread “exponentially,” according to the California Department of Public Health, if we don’t act now.

COVID-19 Back to School Update

August 3, 2021 / By

The Kern High School has announced that school campuses are returning to full, in-person instruction on Wednesday, August 18, 2021.

Health officials confirm nearly 600 new cases of COVID-19

August 2, 2021 / By

The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Monday nearly 600 new cases of COVID-19 in Kern over the past three days.

College specialist speaks of efforts to help students during virtual learning

July 30, 2021 / By

The past school year has been a learning curve for students, teachers and all others involved in the education system.