A handful of Kern County elementary schools have expressed interest in a waiver program to allow on-site instruction as the upcoming school year gets underway, but the chances of approval are slim since local COVID-19 cases are among the highest in the state right now, according to county he…

At least three teams of National Guard health care workers are assisting hospitals in Kern County and more are expected soon at other area hospitals as part of a state effort to provide additional support to COVID-19 hot spots.

As the local coronavirus outbreak stretches into its fifth month, healthcare providers are urging people not to skip routine visits to the doctor. Whether it's for a chronic condition— like diabetes or high blood pressure — or preventative care — such as childhood vaccines and annual mammogr…

Hospitals in Bakersfield in recent days have asked local public health officials to initiate a process to find additional workers as spiking rates of COVID-19 strain staffing levels at some facilities and others are preparing for an anticipated surge to hit soon.

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The Kern County Fair won't happen this year after the Board of Directors unanimously voted to cancel the event during a Monday meeting.

Kern County will likely be required to dial back its reopening this weekend, earning a brief reprieve from expanded business restrictions that prohibit indoor activity at certain businesses in more than two dozen other counties.