Posts Tagged as "COVID-19"

COMMENTARY: My safe place will be taken away from me if McFarland city officials grant GEO’s appeal

April 21, 2020 / By
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BY AIMEE

McFarland city officials have decided to give GEO Group another chance this week to bring in immigration detention facilities to my hometown.

McFarland residents protest city council’s decision to hold GEO appeal hearing during pandemic

April 20, 2020 / By
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The COVID-19 pandemic didn’t stop McFarland residents and neighboring communities from getting in their cars Sunday to protest the McFarland city council’s decision to hold the crucial GEO appeal hearing during a time the community can not physically gather safely. 

OUR VIEW: Time to protect our ‘essential’ farmworkers and not double up on oppressing them

April 20, 2020 / By
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There is a small farm working community in Kern County where essential workers risk their lives everyday by going to work amid the COVID-19 pandemic to provide the nation with the food we eat. 

Kern County Library expands digital access, all branches to remain closed through April

April 8, 2020 / By
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The Kern County Library announced it has expanded access to their digital collection to the public and extended closure of all branches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All 47 school districts in Kern County to remain closed through 2019-2020 academic year, meal programs continue

April 2, 2020 / By
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The Kern County Superintendent of Schools announced Wednesday it is following Governor Newsom’s lead, and schools will remain closed through the end of the academic school year.

‘Virtual library fun’: Kern County Library closure doesn’t stop staff from providing services online

March 18, 2020 / By
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kern County Library branches will be closed effective immediately at the direction of the Kern County Administrative Office and Kern County Department of Public Health.

Kern High, BCSD announce free meal distribution plan, locations during temporary school closure

March 17, 2020 / By
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With the temporary closure of K-12 school across Kern County in response to COVID-19, school districts are working to deliver food to the people they serve.

Non-resident tests positive for COVID-19 while in Kern

March 17, 2020 / By
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A non-resident has tested positive for COVID-19 while visiting Kern County, the Kern County Public Health Department announced Tuesday morning in a press release.

‘A pretty big change’: Some college students struggle to make adjustment to online education

March 17, 2020 / By
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With the closures of local colleges, universities, and K-12 schools, Kern County’s young people and families are left to rearrange their lives and adjust to alternate methods of education amid the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. 

Bakersfield College students attending in-person classes express concerns for COVID-19

March 17, 2020 / By
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With the Health Department announcing Tuesday a non-resident tested positive while in Kern, college students were extra cautious when attending school Tuesday.