Kern County residents are needed for coronavirus testing to continue to help slow the spread of coronavirus, as well as help the county move out of the state’s most restrictive purple tier, the Kern County Public Health Department said Wednesday in a press release.
Kern County and the United States as a whole is beginning to see a decrease in COVID-19 cases and deaths, the U.S Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams said Monday during a press conference in Bakersfield.
Ruby McNitch identifies as a survivor of suicide loss. Her son Christopher died by suicide when he was thirty years old. It was McNitch who found her son.
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.
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.