Local grocery stores and farmers have partnered to implement onsite markets at area hospitals, ensuring access to essential items for frontline health care employees as facilities brace for a surge of COVID-19 patients.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kern County jumped by 42 on Wednesday, the highest number of new cases in a single day so far since the county reported its first positive COVID-19 test March 17.
It may be spring in Kern County, but if love is in the air, it is not making much of a scent.
Over $3 million was directed to Clinica Sierra Vista on Wednesday after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $5.8 million to Kern County health clinics, according to a news release from Clinica.
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood announced that 10 employees within the sheriff’s department and two inmates in the county jails have tested positive for COVID-19.
The Bakersfield City Council is expected to vote on enacting several measures designed to support local businesses as part of an emergency resolution at its meeting Wednesday.
Kern County Public Health Services is discouraging the public from gathering at parks throughout Bakersfield and the county over Easter weekend.
Kern County public health officials have instructed all school superintendents to neither confirm nor deny positive cases of coronavirus among staff members to their school communities.
The Bakersfield City Council will address the threat of the new coronavirus spreading among the local homeless population at its meeting on Wednesday.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Kern County has risen to 252, an increase of 22 cases from the day before, according to data released Monday by Kern County Public Health Services Department.
The Small Business Development Center at CSU Bakersfield will be hosting a webinar for local small business owners to learn about the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.
The Western States Petroleum Association announced Monday that they will be partnering with Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez to donate $10,000 worth of gift cards to workers assisting with the battle of the COVID-19 locally, according to a news release from the association.
The Hillsong Worship concert at Mechanics Bank Arena has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from the arena.
What course the new coronavirus will take in Kern County is unknown and local officials have been reluctant to hazard a guess. But evidence is mounting that the disease is taking hold throughout a wide portion of the community and the severity of cases is increasing.
Houchin Community Blood Bank will start collecting plasma from COVID-19 survivors who have fully recovered and offer it to hospitals to aid in the treatment of severely ill coronavirus patients.
People are enjoying a lot more movies at home these days but something is missing: movie theater popcorn. Maya Cinemas is aiming to improve your safer-at-home viewing experience with concessions for pickup.
Bakersfield City Manager Christian Clegg knew he would be spending long hours at the office when he started his new position, but there was no way he could have imagined this was how his first month would go.
Business at Meadows Field Airport had been booming up until the new coronavirus pandemic drastically curtailed travel across the country.
Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said Friday there are people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the sheriff's organization but would not say whether that included any of the approximately 1,500 inmates in the county's jails.
CityServe announced on Friday that it would be hosting a blood drive on Monday with Houchin Blood Bank in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release.
As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday advised the public to cover their faces in public, local entities had a variety of responses to the quickly developing guidelines.
In recent weeks, golfers from Los Angeles, Fresno and Porterville have been coming to Kern County to play golf at some of the few remaining open courses in the region, according to Allen Sorensen, owner of the North Kern Golf Course.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department has issued a new order banning all public and private gatherings, and will soon begin increasing enforcement against nonessential businesses that remain open despite the ban.
Ken Hudson was tested for COVID-19 on March 20 and then waited 12 days to get results. He was positive. He later learned the delay was due to a backlog of more than 150,000 tests at Quest Diagnostics' San Juan Capistrano laboratory.
In the wake of COVID-19, the Kern County Sheriff’s office announced Thursday that it will no longer dispatch a deputy for initial reports for a number of crimes unless they are in progress.
As Kern County hospitals brace for a peak in COVID-19 cases, they're looking to increase staff should they see a massive influx in patients. The county is also considering ways to staff a temporary medical site it announced earlier this week that will be established at the Kern County Fairgr…
Susana “Susie” Garcia loved a family party, and while celebrating her mother’s birthday March 7, about a month after her father’s death, she decided to stay a few extra days in San Jose. That’s when the sniffles began.
A local woman who tested positive for COVID-19 and had moderate symptoms said she believes she contracted the disease during her part-time job at a convenience store near Interstate 5, a job she took about a month ago when her other career began to slow due to the spread of the virus.
Experts say the key to regular exercise is making it part of your daily routine. But anything routine these days has been tossed out the window for many.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Bakersfield Condors announced a partnership with The Mission at Kern County where mission donors can enter a raffle to win a signed, game-worn Keegan Lowe jersey.
All events scheduled at the International Agri-Center in Tulare have been postponed or cancelled in accordance with COVID-19 safety measures, according to a release from the center.
Kern County's COVID-19 cases increased by 28 on Wednesday, according to Kern County Public Health Services Department. The total number of cases in Kern County is now 129, including three cases in non-residents who were in the county when diagnosed.
Right now, people are balancing a lot of thoughts and emotions, which can be overwhelming. Luckily, some of us can channel those creatively. The Bakersfield Museum of Art put out the call to encourage residents of all ages and skills to pick up some chalk and create.
Person-to-person contact in the crowded setting of Kern County Superior Court is a growing concern as cases of coronavirus continue to increase.
Under questioning at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Kern County's top public health official acknowledged concerns about a potential shortage of supplies and healthcare workers to meet an expected wave of COVID-19 cases, and defended his department's limited release of data despit…