Kern County remains in the Orange Tier (Tier 3) of the COVID-19 Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
One of the best ways to reduce your risk of getting infected with COVID-19, becoming seriously ill, or dying from infection is to get one of the three COVID-19 vaccines available in the U.S.
As the weather becomes colder, “flu season” comes closer. This year, it may be difficult to distinguish the common flu from Coronavirus.
Aunque ningún código postal o ciudad es inmune a contraer el virus el COVID-19, las comunidades rurales en el condado de Kern que son predominantemente hispanas o latinas son las más afectadas, según datos de salud pública.
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.
Agricultural workers have an elevated vulnerability for contracting COVID-19, according to a statewide survey on farmworkers’ worksite conditions during the pandemic.
Because of a continuous uptick in COVID-19 cases in Kern, the Kern High School District has decided to start the school year with a distance learning model, with a plan to incrementally phase in a hybrid model by the end of the first quarter.
Since the first COVID-19 cases were identified at Primex Farms LLC in Wasco in late June, the number of cases have continued to rise.
Health officials said Thursday hospital staffing — particularly nurses — remains a concern as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Kern.