Residents Urged To Protect Themselves Against West Nile Virus

While it has been around for more than 60 years, the first case of West Nile virus (WNV) in Kern County was confirmed by the Kern County Public Health Services Department. Kern Sol News shares how residents can protect themselves against the virus.

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Kern High Parents Threaten To Enroll Students In Private School With Redistricting Boundary Changes

The Kern High School district held its final forum giving parents, teachers, and students the chance to share their thoughts on the city’s redistricting plan. Many parents found the proposal unfair, including Monique Polk, a Bakersfield High School alum and Amberton resident. “My children — the children in all our neighborhood— are being affected by […]

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Local Medical Program Looks To Close Doctor Shortage In Kern County

Kern County in the Central Valley is in desperate need for healthcare professionals, and the demand in the community is even greater as coronavirus continues to spread. COPE Health Solutions and Cal State University of Bakersfield have partnered together to increase involvement in clinical settings to address the doctor and health care professional shortage in […]

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U.S. Surgeon General Says Kern Is ‘Over The Hump’ Of The COVID-19 Pandemic, Anticipates A Vaccine By End Of Year

Is Kern County ‘over the hump’ with COVID-19 cases? According to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams, there has been a drop in case positivity. There is also anticipation that a vaccine will be ready by the end of the year or in early 2021. Read more at Kern Sol News.

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Kern County Voters Can Track Vote-By-Mail Ballots With ‘Where’s My Ballot’ Tool

Kern County in the Central Valley is kicking up its vote-by-mail system by using California’s online tool that helps voters track their ballot. State officials say voting-by-mail is one of the safest ways to participate in this election, and ballot tracking makes it even easier. “Elections and the right to vote are foundational to our […]

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Have Face Coverings In Kern Become A Thing Of The Past? Health Experts Say Masks Can Help Flatten The Curve

When Delia Ramos visited Bakersfield, she was shocked to see how few residents were wearing masks. “When picking up groceries, I was only part of a few people wearing a mask because it wasn’t required. In Clovis, it isn’t required either, but people still wore their masks,” said Ramos. As COVID numbers rise, public health […]

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