Valley Strong Credit Union will convert its Artisan, Buena Vista, Ming and Town & Country branches to drive-up service only come Monday, the financial institution announced Friday.
With what it called a dramatic increase in coronavirus cases in the Central Valley, Clinica Sierra Vista announced it will now only test patients who have COVID-19 symptoms.
Kern County's positive coronavirus cases have passed the 5,000 mark, reaching 5,110 in numbers reported by the Kern County Public Health Services Department on Friday morning.
The day after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced new restrictions for businesses in response to an upsurge in coronavirus cases, Kern County officials hoped the new measures would have the intended impact.
Kern and more than a dozen other counties in California must stop indoor dining at restaurants, and completely shut down bars, movie theaters, family entertainment centers, zoos and museums for at least the next three weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday during his daily briefing.
Another six deaths from COVID-19 were reported Wednesday in Kern County, bringing total deaths to 76 and for the second day in a row, more than 100 new cases were announced.
A little more than two weeks after he got the OK to reopen, Bakersfield bar owner Richard Dao was placing "temporarily closed" signs on the door to VIP Lounge Monday in central Bakersfield.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday ordered bars that have opened in seven California counties, including Los Angeles, to immediately close and urged bars in eight other counties to do the same, saying the coronavirus was rapidly spreading in those parts of the state and th…
The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported Sunday morning there are 138 new coronavirus cases, and two more deaths.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department announced 118 new COVID-19 cases and an additional virus-related death Friday morning.
Three more deaths due to COVID-19 were reported by the Kern County Public Health Services Department Wednesday morning, bringing total deaths locally to 63.
Arvin and Lamont, two small, poor and predominantly Hispanic communities in Kern County, have seen some of the highest rates of COVID-19 countywide.
Houchin Community Blood Bank will provide free coronavirus antibody tests to whole blood, platelet and plasma donors this week, Tuesday through Sunday.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported two deaths and 87 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing total coronavirus deaths to 60 and cases to 3,803.
The day after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced masks would be required in most public spaces, Kern County officials remained in the dark about how such an order would be enforced.
A worker at the Mesa Verde ICE Processing Center in Bakersfield has tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the first reported instance of COVID-19 at the facility.
A new state monitoring program to measure coronavirus activity and preparedness in the state's 58 counties is causing some confusion and frustration locally.
Three months since the first COVID-19 case was announced in Kern County, 57 people have died and 3,522 cases have been confirmed locally, according to the most recent figures released by the Kern County Public Health Services Department.
Demonstrations that drew hundreds of people to downtown Bakersfield more than two weeks ago in the wake of George Floyd's death have largely died down but a small crowd of devoted demonstrators continues to gather daily.
A growing sense of dread that Kern County’s 19 skilled nursing facilities are not doing enough to stop the spread of coronavirus left local officials scrambling for answers during Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.
A new model estimates coronavirus cases in Kern County will peak eight months from now, in February 2021, but available hospital beds for critically ill patients could run out as soon as this fall.
Kern County is no longer meeting state thresholds for managing COVID-19 transmission as of Thursday morning and is now one of 11 counties on a state watchlist.
As cases of coronavirus continue to climb and new deaths are reported each day in Kern County, it's easy to get lost in the numbers.
Although deaths from COVID-19 and new cases of the virus continue to rise in Kern, the county is meeting a new set of benchmarks created by the state to monitor counties' rates of disease transmission and preparedness as communities forge ahead with reopening and resume somewhat normal activ…
With the average number of coronavirus cases climbing over the last several weeks, Kern County officials are watching and waiting in case state regulators force some industries to shut down after just recently reopening.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported 116 new cases of the coronavirus Saturday morning, bringing the total number of people who have tested positive to 2,660.
Kern County may not be far away from entering Stage 3 of California’s economic reopening plan, as the state continues navigating its way through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department announced five new COVID-19 related deaths Thursday morning, bringing the total to 45 locally.
Kern County officials are worried about a novel coronavirus surge, as the number of reported cases over the last several days has increased and crowds of protesters take to the streets in close proximity to one another.
Kern County supervisors will consider a proposal allocating $20 million in federal funding to various cities throughout the county for novel coronavirus relief during a meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.