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Mental health during the pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 5, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused everyone to stay within their homes unless of an absolutely necessity.  Everyone deals with stressful situations differently, but some of those tactics could be unhealthy for one’s mental health. The protocol for social distancing and the shelter-in-place order were the large reasons for an increase in people dealing with depres...

How COVID-19 may be transmitted

Jocelyn Perez, Reporter

March 31, 2020

There are still a number of unanswered questions that many have about COVID-19. The virus is fairly new and information is limited to even experts on how the virus is spread as they continue to conduct data.  According to health experts, the health measures that have begun to take place during late January have affected the transmission rate of COVID-19 to drop drastically. N...

Grocery delivery services are unable to keep up with demand

Jocelyn Sandusky, Features Editor

March 26, 2020

As the U.S. sees a rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases, many Americans are choosing to quarantine themselves in their home to help to stop the spread of the virus, and for some, to obey a stay-at-home order. Though people may leave their homes to get supplies from essential businesses like grocery stores, many are instead turning to technology to avoid large cr...

Local first responders reacting to COVID-19

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 26, 2020

Even though the coronavirus has become the primary focus of the nation and the world, protection from other dangers such as fire, crime and medical emergencies is still needed throughout towns. First responders are now taking precautions when responding to emergencies. On March 12, The Bakersfield Police Department announced that the department’s headquarters will be clos...

Kern County Superintendent of Schools holds briefing about the coronavirus

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 16, 2020

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools held a briefing on March 16 about the coronavirus and how it has impacted the local schools in Kern County. All 47 districts in Kern County, besides Kern High School District, were all in attendance of the briefing. Dr. Mary Barlow, the superintendent of Kern County schools, addressed the media on several topics regarding the co...

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