Kern County Public Health Services reported one new COVID-19 death and 456 new cases on Saturday morning.
The governor's latest stay-at-home order, meant to crack down on the rapid increase of coronavirus cases, will take effect in Kern County at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Kern County Public Health Services said Saturday.
A U.S. District Court judge has chastised those in charge of the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center in Bakersfield, and rejected a government request to loosen restrictions on the facility.
Of California’s most populous counties, Kern has reported the highest percentage of coronavirus tests with positive results.
As Kern County heads toward another major surge of COVID-19 cases, the enforcement of state rules and guidelines, meant to protect public health and stop transmission of the virus, appears to be sparse at best locally.
Despite a spike in local coronavirus cases, Kern County recently reached a milestone that has long been sought after by public health officials.
Kern County is on track to break 40,000 cases of COVID-19 on Thanksgiving Day, a number that makes Kern one of the counties most impacted by COVID-19 in the state.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported five new coronavirus deaths and 334 new confirmed cases Saturday morning.
The Kern County Department of Public Health Services will begin offering $25 Visa gift cards in exchange for coronavirus tests on Nov. 30. The sites where the gift cards will be available are listed below.
State workplace regulators have issued one of the largest fines yet for failing to protect employees from COVID-19 on the job to a Bakersfield nursing home where nearly 200 staff and residents were infected with the coronavirus.
As Kern County slides back into the state's most restrictive purple tier, the Kern County Latino COVID-19 Task Force is encouraging residents to take advantage of free testing.
Mark "Mad Dog" Rains, owner of Mad Dog Tattoo on 19th Street, had already booked a client Tuesday having been unaware Kern County had just slid back into the state's most restrictive level of pandemic orders.
Progress toward restarting high school sports in California remains painfully slow, and the events of Monday seem to be pushing things in the wrong direction.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 301 new coronavirus cases Monday and no new deaths. Meanwhile, hospitalized cases of COVID-19 increased markedly in recent days to a level not seen in two months.
Citing the state's fastest increase in new coronavirus cases so far, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday pushed Kern and 38 other counties back into more restrictive reopening tiers, invoking what he called an "emergency break" meant to prevent the health care system from being overwhelmed.
Many around Kern County will take advantage this weekend of one last chance to eat a meal with friends at their favorite restaurant in anticipation the county will revert to the purple tier of the state's reopening system next week.
Kern County public health will hire temporary workers to be deployed to disadvantaged areas of the county starting next week under a plan announced Tuesday to provide COVID-19 outreach and education to vulnerable populations.
Science has known for a while that ultraviolet light can destroy viruses and bacteria, and so now the process is used to sanitize air conditioners and hospitals. But what about a portable breathing apparatus as protection against the novel coronavirus?
The Kern County Public Health Services Department announced 142 new confirmed cases of coronavirus Saturday morning, but no new deaths.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department announced on Wednesday that the county remained in the red tier of the state’s COVID-19 economic reopening plan for the fourth consecutive week.
As the coronavirus pandemic enters its ninth month, some businesses continue to struggle with making their rent and paying full-time employees. With the first announcements of federal relief long in the rearview mirror, businesses have had to stretch their forgivable loans and paycheck grant…
To Jay Tamsi, it’s not a coincidence that Kern County’s coronavirus metrics have dropped at the same time that the Latino COVID-19 Task Force has started to build momentum.