Kern County Public Health Services reported five new confirmed coronavirus deaths Thursday, and 138 new cases.
The spread of coronavirus within Kern County jumped significantly over the previous week, the Kern County Department of Public Health Services reported Tuesday.
Coronavirus has begun to creep back up in Kern County following larger increases in the surrounding area. This time, though, new cases have been almost completely confined to unvaccinated individuals.
Two Bakersfield churches will be the site of free COVID-19 vaccines this weekend in a partnership of the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force, Kaiser Permanente and several community partners.
The mass vaccination site at the Kern County Fairgrounds is set to close July 5 after a precipitous drop in use.
The last 15 months have been difficult to say the least for many small businesses across Kern County. Stay-at-home orders and capacity restrictions have caused many to reach the verge of bankruptcy, if not close entirely.
The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force is holding a free vaccination clinic from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Shafter Veterans Hall at 309 California Ave.
Kern County’s rate of new coronavirus cases continued to drop as the county moves within one week of the general statewide reopening on June 15.
As the coronavirus vaccine becomes more available to all who want it, divisions across Kern County have begun to form. Some areas, like Kernville, have seen the vast majority of residents take the vaccine, while others have fallen behind.
Kern County will remain in the orange tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy until capacity and distancing restrictions are lifted for the entire state on June 15.
Kern County will remain in the orange tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, making it more unlikely that the county will loosen restrictions before the proposed statewide reopening on June 15.
The Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force is hosting a special vaccination clinic Thursday and offering participants a special Cinco de Mayo treat.