Kern County Public Health Services reported 68 new coroanvirus cases Sunday morning, but no new deaths.
Some Kern County residents can now expect to hear from a “reverse 911” system to inform them of nearby coronavirus testing sites.
Facebook posts calling for defunding local law enforcement agencies have prevented a local nonprofit organization from receiving more than $1 million for a coronavirus outreach initiative.
It was March 16, and Kern County leaders had a decision to make. Coronavirus was spreading rapidly across the country, followed by a wake of shutdowns in a variety of business sectors.
Ongoing, widespread testing for coronavirus is considered key to quickly finding and containing new clusters of infection. But how do you get lots of people to take a test when virus transmission is low and far fewer people are sick?
After the coronavirus put a damper on her 5-year-old daughter's preschool graduation and took the fun out of birthday parties and the start of kindergarten, Bakersfield mom Morgan Marsh has gotten out in front of plans for Halloween.
Kern County Public Health Services announced the schedule for this week's free federal mobile COVID-19 testing that is making its way through the county.
With Kern County on the verge of entering into the more lenient red tier, a slew of businesses and public gathering places could potentially reopen or expand operations next week.
The city of Bakersfield will allow religious services, fitness classes and youth sports to temporarily take place in city parks under a new program similar to one that allows restaurants to expand dining onto sidewalks and parking lots due to COVID-19 restrictions on indoor seating.
Some local businesses could begin to expand indoor operations as early as Tuesday after Kern County’s coronavirus metrics fell below state benchmarks for seven consecutive days.
Driving by Teaser Pleaser last week, Amber Weber noticed the front door of the Buck Owens Boulevard strip club was open and cars were in the parking lot. It made her blood boil.
The Latino COVID-19 Taskforce held a press conference at the Liberty Bell in downtown Bakersfield on Friday to formally kick off its campaign to end the disproportionate impact the pandemic has had on the local Latino community.
Kern County’s 2-1-1 information and referral service received more than 1,300 calls about rental and mortgage assistance during the program’s first week of availability, indicating a strong demand for the financial aid.
Despite Kern officials’ predictions that the county’s coronavirus metrics would be low enough to begin a countdown for businesses to reopen on Tuesday, the numbers told a different story during the state’s weekly COVID-19 update.
By all accounts, there has been no significant jump in COVID-19 cases following Labor Day weekend and the spread of the virus continues to slow in Kern County. Three weeks past the early September holiday, new cases and hospitalizations in Kern remain on a downward trajectory, county data shows.
As temperatures start to cool and air quality improves, more and more people may be turning to shopping and dining outside.
As Kern County’s coronavirus metrics continue to improve, local officials are holding out hope that the county may begin to start the process of entering into a lower tier under the state’s reopening guidelines.
Mechanics Bank Arena and the Bakersfield Condors are aiming to help the general community as well as some lucky residents with the new “Tickets For Tests” initiative.
Kern County Supervisors approved a resolution demanding Gov. Gavin Newsom institute a number of changes to the state’s coronavirus monitoring system that would bring more clarity and participation to counties across California.
After obtaining certification as essential businesses, Planet Fitness franchises in Kern County have been allowed to open for indoor workouts, even as other gyms are restricted to outdoor activity only.
The city of Bakersfield has launched its new B-CARES program, which provides economic relief for small businesses within the city as economic shutdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic continue.
The Kern County Public Health Services Department reported four new deaths attributed to coronavirus on Saturday, along with 118 new diagnosed cases.
State officials have failed to account for all of Kern County’s coronavirus tests, according to local officials, potentially limiting the county’s ability to reopen businesses and schools.
In an effort to meet new state coronavirus benchmarks required to reopen the economy, Kern County Supervisors approved a plan on Tuesday that rewards county employees for getting COVID-19 tests.