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PHOTO GALLERY: Garces Memorial welcomes back students for the first day of school

Friday was the first day of school for students at Garces Memorial High School. With the exception of face masks, it pretty much looked like a typical first day of school — a rite students missed out on in 2020. Beaming parents snapped photos of students dressed in their uniforms before class began. 

Coronavirus Cases widget

  • Positive Cases Among Kern Residents: 159,023

  • Deaths: 1,841

  • Recovered and Presumed Recovered Residents: 151,858 

  • Percentage of all cases that are unvaccinated: 91.90

  • Percentage of all hospitalizations that are unvaccinated: 92.54

  • Source: Kern County Public Health Services Department

Updated: 12/7/21