Although no zip code or city is immune from contracting the COVID-19 virus, rural communities in Kern County that are predominantly Hispanic or Latino are being hit the hardest, according to public health data.
Covid-19 has dramatically changed the classroom environment for many college students in graduate programs.
With the CSU system ordering all classes be online this Fall semester, many graduate programs require hands-on experience to gain knowledge of the field; however, with the pandemic still very present in Kern County, many students and professors have had to adapt to new ways of fulfilling program requirements and gaining the experience necessary to be successful.
Kern County falls in the lowest Tier of Governor Gavin Newsom’s new guidelines for counties to reopen their economies, local health officials said at Monday’s press conference.
Kern County is partaking in California’s a new vote-by-mail tracking system for the Nov. 3 election.
The Kern County Public Health Department confirmed Tuesday 11 more COVID-19 deaths in Kern, bringing the total to 251.
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.