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.
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.
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 County Superintendent of Schools is constructing a plan to provide services to students throughout Kern while schools are temporarily closed for the next month, KCSOS said during a press conference Monday morning.
When people think of foster care, they often think of the youth in the system. But foster parents play a key role in helping these youth grow into responsible young adults.
BY CAROLINE FARRELL
California’s first Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris held a listening in Bakersfield in May, with hopes to hear about local challenges and to share the Administration’s priorities, which advocate for health equity, advancing the social determinants of health and screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) from lifelong exposure to toxic environments (social, physical, and natural).
In an effort to protect “human health and the environment,” state officials issued temporary recommendations this month for growers in California regulating a pesticide commonly used in Kern County — chlorpyrifos.
Immigrants who have received public assistance may soon have a more difficult time obtaining a green card under a new rule announced by the Department of Homeland Security this week.