Health

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

27.03.2020 / 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?

27.03.2020 / 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

26.03.2020 / 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.