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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Organizations Call To Defund Police In Schools, Reallocate Funds To Provide More Mental Health Services

As the movement to defund the police gains traction, organizations in South Kern and surrounding communities are pushing to remove police from schools. “We know that the ratio of counselors and students [in Kern High School District] is a lot lower than the ratio of police on campus to students. There has always been an […]

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