Although COVID-19 deaths continue to rise in Kern County, data shows they have decreased recently, according to the Kern County Public Health COVID-19 Dashboard.
As of Tuesday, Kern County Public Health reported four new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 420.
As of Tuesday, Kern County was in the second tier of the State’s COVID-19 guidelines, according to Kern County Public Health.
Public health officials advised Thursday at a press conference residents continue to follow new safety precautions as the holiday season approaches.
The State announced today that Kern County has moved from the Purple Tier — the lowest tier — to the less restrictive Red Tier (Tier 2) on the State’s COVID-19 blueprint, effective immediately.
Kern County is on track to move up to the less restrictive red tier as soon as Tuesday, Kern County Public Health said at Thursday’s press conference.
Work for essential workers, like cart pushers, has changed during the pandemic.
On top of ensuring carts are accessible for customers and clearing parking lots of carts, these workers have been required to take additional precautions.
The most common underlying medical condition found in Kern County COVID-19 deaths are hypertension and diabetes, according to the Kern County Public Health Department.