Posts Tagged as "COVID-19"

Hospital staffing remains a concern as COVID-19 cases continue to increase, Kern’s health officials say

July 2, 2020 / By
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Health officials said Thursday hospital staffing — particularly nurses — remains a concern as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Kern.

UFW confirms surge of COVID-19 infected Primex Farms employees, while some workers say they are being recalled with positive results

July 2, 2020 / By
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The number of workers at Primex Farms LLC in Wasco testing positive for coronavirus has climbed to 77, the UFW confirmed Wednesday, and an additional 33 family members have also tested positive for a total of 110 Primex workers and family members.

Kern County accepting applications for Small Business Forgivable Loan Program

May 28, 2020 / By
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Just a few days after Kern County opened the applications for the Small Business Forgivable Loan Program on Tuesday, some businesses have already begun to receive funding, Ryan Alsop, Kern County’s Chief Administrative Officer, said at a press conference Thursday.

COMMENTARY: Losing employment during a pandemic is more than being jobless

May 27, 2020 / By
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Because of this pandemic, many people across the nation have lost work and many are struggling with the prospect of being laid off from work.

COMMENTARY: First ever online AP exams present challenges for students, but students are grateful for the chance to earn college credit

May 26, 2020 / By
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There’s no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has affected education in more ways than one. Schools all across the country were closed, and teaching transitioned to online.

California Department of Public Health confirms 31 COVID-19 related deaths

May 26, 2020 / By
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The California Department of Public Health confirmed Sunday two more deaths in Kern County, totaling to 31 COVID-19 related deaths.

Kern to Launch Relief Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations Affected By COVID-19

May 19, 2020 / By
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Kern County anticipates to launch the Kern Small Business Relief Program after Memorial Day weekend, County officials said Tuesday at the morning Board of Supervisors meeting.

Supervisors say they’re ‘ready to move forward’ with reopening of economy, after Governor releases new guidelines

May 19, 2020 / By and
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Updated 5/19/20 at 4:00pmDuring the Kern County Board of Supervisors afternoon meeting, all five supervisors voted unanimously in favor of supporting the re-opening of Kern County businesses according to stage 2 guidelines.

Women detainees suddenly released from Mesa Verde find relief through safety network

May 19, 2020 / By
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Almost two weeks have passed since the release of all women detainees from the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center in Bakersfield on May 7th.Notified

UFW Foundation to help undocumented immigrants apply for Disaster Relief Assistance during pandemic

May 18, 2020 / By
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As part of the California’s Immigrant Assistance Program, the UFW Foundation on Monday began helping provide financial assistance to undocumented immigrants who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.