Health officials said Thursday hospital staffing — particularly nurses — remains a concern as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Kern.
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.
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.
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.
The California Department of Public Health confirmed Sunday two more deaths in Kern County, totaling to 31 COVID-19 related deaths.
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.
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.
In response to an outbreak in nursing facilities, the Kern County Public Health Department announced Thursday at a press conference it has put together a COVID-19 testing program for nursing facility staff and residents that will go into effect Friday.
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.
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.