Seven new deaths from COVID-19 were reported Wednesday morning by the Kern County Public Health Services Department, bringing the total to 36.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced counties that have attained a regional variance from the state will be allowed to reopen barbershops and hair salons.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles is offering additional extensions to noncommercial drivers licenses and permits so people don't have to visit a DMV office during the coronavirus pandemic.
A new pickleball court has opened for public use at Mesa Marin Sports Complex, the city of Bakersfield announced in its weekly information memo.
With more and more businesses reopening as part of Stage 2 of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s four-part plan, many local churches have expressed frustration that the state continues to prevent them from following in the footsteps of restaurants and retail outlets.
The Kern County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to approve a measure that could result in restaurants and retail locations opening their doors to the public by the weekend.
The Kern County Board of Supervisors has given its stamp of approval to a $25 million coronavirus relief fund meant for small businesses that have encountered difficulties receiving federal loans.
Kern County Fair Director Lucas Espericueta has proposed a “Plan B” for the annual event, which is now slated for over two weeks in late September and October, but may be canceled if novel coronavirus measures remain in place.
Kern County could soon begin allowing dining in restaurants and retail shopping after Gov. Gavin Newsom relaxed reopening criteria Monday.
As the novel coronavirus pandemic approaches two months, more and more long-planned events have been pushed back, with little certainty about when they can be held.
Kern County hopes to throw a lifeline to local small businesses with its own $25 million coronavirus relief fund made possible by the federal CARES Act.
Optimal Hospice, Houchin Community Blood Bank and local churches are teaming up in a Caring Through Giving blood donation campaign that will take place over four weeks.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported another death and 45 new cases of the coronavirus Saturday morning.
A total of 27 local doctors, medical executives and health officials have endorsed a letter requesting Gov. Gavin Newsom change two coronavirus metrics in a way that would allow Kern County to reopen at an accelerated pace.
Valley Children's Healthcare will launch a new Facebook Live series on COVID-19 and children starting Monday so parents and families can ask questions and get answers from the health network's pediatrics specialists. The first segment of “Valley Children’s Virtual Health Series” will take pl…
The 'new normal' in health care will be the topic of a free webinar hosted by Dignity Health and the Kern County Public Health Department at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The Kern County Administrative Office is recommending the Board of Supervisors institute a hiring freeze through June 2021 to offset revenue losses due to the novel coronavirus.
The Bakersfield Breakfast Rotary Club has canceled its seventh annual Thousand Flags event in light of the community’s efforts to limit spread of COVID-19, according to a news release from the club.
Four new deaths from COVID-19 and 50 new cases of the virus were reported by the Kern County Public Health Services Department on Thursday morning. Total deaths in the county now stand at 21 and cases have climbed to 1,403.
The California Rental Housing Association is urging cities and counties across the state to devote millions of dollars in federal grants to rental assistance.
Kern Community Foundation has awarded grants to nine charities, using a $100,000 donation from Kern Health Systems, the nonprofit announced Wednesday.
Kern County announced Wednesday it will assist skilled nursing facilities with a new state requirement to test all residents and workers for COVID-19.
Seven counties in northern California have been cleared to start reopening parts of their economies faster than the state as a whole.
Following at least 123 looting-related arrests by local law enforcement agencies since the state of emergency was declared, the Kern County District Attorney’s Office has used the charge as a tool to combat the “problems” of the statewide zero-bail mandate, according to Joseph Kinzel, the DA…
A second skilled nursing facility in Bakersfield has reported at least one death from COVID-19 at its facility, according to data from the California Department of Public Health.
Two more deaths from COVID-19 were reported Tuesday morning along with 30 new cases, according to the Kern County Public Health Services website.
Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he's willing to work with Kern County and other large counties that face unique circumstances after local leaders raised issues with some of his administration's reopening requirements.
Kern County plans to open six free novel coronavirus testing sites by the end of this week to complement the three that are already operational.
Clinica Sierra Vista has been awarded $2.2 million to expand COVID-19 testing and secure personal protective gear for employees, according to a news release from the health care provider.