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.
Biviana Camacho, an incoming Bakersfield College freshman, will turn 18 nearly one month before the 2020 Presidential Election.
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.