Posts Tagged as "Kern County"

Q&A: What you need to know about flu season during a pandemic

November 19, 2020 / By
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As the weather becomes colder, “flu season” comes closer. This year, it may be difficult to distinguish the common flu from Coronavirus.

COVID-19 hits Kern’s rural, Latino communities the hardest, data shows

September 2, 2020 / By
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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.

‘I am their voice’: First-time voters to uplift their voices with their ballots

August 5, 2020 / By
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Biviana Camacho, an incoming Bakersfield College freshman, will turn 18 nearly one month before the 2020 Presidential Election.

Hospital staffing remains a concern as COVID-19 cases continue to increase, Kern’s health officials say

July 2, 2020 / By
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Health officials said Thursday hospital staffing — particularly nurses — remains a concern as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Kern.

Kern County accepting applications for Small Business Forgivable Loan Program

May 28, 2020 / By
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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.

COMMENTARY: Losing employment during a pandemic is more than being jobless

May 27, 2020 / By
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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.

COMMENTARY: First ever online AP exams present challenges for students, but students are grateful for the chance to earn college credit

May 26, 2020 / By
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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.

California Department of Public Health confirms 31 COVID-19 related deaths

May 26, 2020 / By
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The California Department of Public Health confirmed Sunday two more deaths in Kern County, totaling to 31 COVID-19 related deaths.

Kern to Launch Relief Program for Small Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations Affected By COVID-19

May 19, 2020 / By
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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.

Supervisors say they’re ‘ready to move forward’ with reopening of economy, after Governor releases new guidelines

May 19, 2020 / By and
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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.