The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported four new deaths attributed to coronavirus on Saturday, along with 118 new diagnosed cases.
State officials have failed to account for all of Kern County’s coronavirus tests, according to local officials, potentially limiting the county’s ability to reopen businesses and schools.
In an effort to meet new state coronavirus benchmarks required to reopen the economy, Kern County Supervisors approved a plan on Tuesday that rewards county employees for getting COVID-19 tests.
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams visited Bakersfield on Monday, urging residents to keep hope alive during what he portrayed as the final stretches of the coronavirus pandemic.
People in Kern County diagnosed with COVID-19 who are managing the illness at home can participate in a clinical trial to test the efficacy of a common anti-inflammatory drug in reducing hospitalizations and death from the coronavirus.
There are six new deaths from coronavirus and 113 new confirmed cases, the Kern County Public Health Services Department reported Sunday.
As Kern County's hospitals finally see a reprieve from the deluge of COVID-19 patients this summer, local medical professionals and administrators are bracing themselves for flu season.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported four new deaths from coronavirus and 59 new cases Saturday morning.
In the Kern River Valley, coronavirus testing peaked after Memorial Day, when a well-known member of the community contracted COVID-19.
In a year of canceled and postponed events, California Living Museum has given Bakersfield an early Christmas present. The popular HolidayLights at CALM will take place this year as drive-thru experience.
While many events have been forced to cancel this year, it seems art will triumph — at least while safely outdoors. Bakersfield Museum of Art announced its Via Arté Italian Street Painting event will take place next month at The Marketplace.
Fifteen deaths related to COVID-19 were reported Friday by Kern County public health officials, bringing total deaths from the virus to 322 and another 123 new cases were confirmed, bringing the total to 30,573 cases.
Kern County Chief Administrative Officer Ryan Alsop lashed out at a new state policy that artificially inflates a county’s COVID-19 case rate if the average number of tests given out over a seven-day period falls below the state’s threshold.
For some, the coronavirus pandemic has been nothing more than a mild inconvenience. For others, the change has been devastating.
The Kern County Board of Supervisors received good news about local skilled nursing facilities during its Tuesday meeting.
A statewide eviction moratorium will continue after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a last-minute bill approved by lawmakers on Monday, the final day of the legislative session.
After digesting the state's new reopening plan for counties over the weekend, county leaders had a message Monday morning: The path to reopening Kern County is less about businesses taking certain actions and more about what individuals need to do.
A task force has been formed that aims to provide outreach, education and awareness on COVID-19 to the Latino community, which has been disproportionately impacted by the virus.
For the past four months, Taft resident Norma Arias has watched helplessly as the bills piled up on a small shelf next to a couch in her living room.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 13 new deaths and 144 new cases of coronavirus Saturday morning.
In the hopes of getting back to some semblance of normal life, a Bakersfield couple is hoping to appeal to a particular trait well-known among locals: coming together for a good cause.
Hair salons, libraries and shopping malls in Kern County can reopen as soon as Monday with certain restrictions under a new process for reopening businesses unveiled by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday.
A small 20-student elementary school in Ridgecrest reopened Tuesday after its waiver to hold onsite instruction was approved despite Kern County being on a state watchlist for having a high number of COVID-19 cases.
An effort in recent weeks to boost blood plasma donations from those who have recovered from COVID-19 infections has increased local supply of one of the few therapies available to fight the virus.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported two new coronavirus deaths and 257 new positive cases in its Saturday updates.
A state database issue prevented the Kern County Public Health Services Department from issuing updated coronavirus case numbers Saturday morning by the usual 10 a.m. time.
Despite the sudden decrease in daily reported coronavirus cases, the Kern County Public Health Services Department still sees warning signs that a surge in COVID-19 infections persists locally.
Sick and sequestered in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at Valley Children's Hospital in Madera, Adam Black found inspiration in one of the songs from "Hamilton," the Broadway musical his drama class was supposed to see in May before the virus canceled everything.
The Kern County Board of Supervisors used Tuesday’s board meeting to take on a number of unaddressed needs related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department announced Tuesday 180 new people had contracted COVID-19, a daily number that was lower than several recent days. The department said 12 people had died from the virus, one of the higher amounts Public Health has announced in a single day.
A coronavirus outbreak has spread rapidly through the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center in Bakersfield, with more than half of the detainees testing positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.
The Kern County Superintendent of Schools announced Monday that Bank of America has provided a $75,000 COVID Relief Grant to help support the purchase of 20,000 Chromebooks and 5,700 WiFi hot spots for local students.
While bars, restaurants, nail salons and real estate offices received the majority of federal money from a Kern County small business relief fund, recipients also included chambers of commerce, nonprofits and a ski resort.
As Kern County schools move to distance learning options for the fall semester, the Board of Supervisors is moving to accommodate as many parents as possible.
There have been less than two dozen cases of COVID-19 reported among young children who have continued to attend day care and preschool in Kern County during the pandemic, according to data from the California Department of Social Services, which oversees the agency that licenses and regulat…