Posts Tagged as "COVID-19"

The struggles and triumphs of being “mom” during a global pandemic

May 8, 2020 / By
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Mother’s Day in a global pandemic doesn’t quite fit the mood suited to honor the amazing woman who brought us into this world.With

COMMENTARY: Kern County leaders need to consider the re-entry needs of residents being released during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 22, 2020 / By
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BY UCEDRAH OSBY

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting everyone in Kern County, and our leaders need to do everything they can to mitigate the spread of this virus, including protecting the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated population in our region.

COMMENTARY: My parents aren’t just essential for my family, they are essential to the entire community; that scares me

April 22, 2020 / By
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It’s common for children to be territorial of their parent’s time and affection. Children often fight for their parents’ attention, but children with parents who are essential workers — nurses, grocery store workers, farmworkers, first responders — can’t do that right now.

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.