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Travel restrictions for airlines

Olivia Patterson, Reporter

March 24, 2020

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has not grounded flights departing from Meadows Field Airport, despite the spread of COVID-19 virus to Kern County.  “Newsom's order marks the first statewide mandatory restrictions in the United States to help combat the outbreak. It went into effect at midnight Thursday, meaning Californians should not leave home except for essential things...

Renegade Roundup daily update on the coronavirus

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

March 24, 2020

The Bakersfield College Faculty hosted an online panel to inform students and other faculty to stay healthy, mentally, and physically through this unprecedented time. The panel discussion took place on March 24.  “All the preparedness in the world did not prepare us for this,” David Riess, a BC sociology and psychology faculty member, said. The panel consisted of BC Pres...

NASCAR goes virtual

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 24, 2020

The NASCAR community was treated to some racing action over the weekend as drivers from the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, Xfinity Series, and the Cup series all joined together for the iRacing Pro Invitational Series on March 22. With the real-life NASCAR races postponed due to the Coronavirus, that is affecting the nation and world rapidly, racing fans haven’t ...

Residents of California are urged to stay home

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 22, 2020

California residents were notified on March 19 that Gov. Newson announced that all Californians will be house quarantined to try and help flatten the curve on the spread of Coronavirus. The stay-at-home order went into effective the same night it was called. Due to the order, all nonessential businesses had to close down. Businesses that had to close included, “dine-in r...

Unemployment rates rise

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 20, 2020

The national unemployment rate rose to 10 percent, as of March 19, due to the amount of layoffs caused by COVID-19 pandemic.  Unemployment rates have not been this high since the great recession period in 2009. It was found that within 90 days, the unemployment rate will rise to 14 percent according to the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State Univers...

REAL ID deadline remains despite coronavirus

Humberto Chairez, Reporter

March 19, 2020

There is an Oct. 1 deadline for Californians to apply for their REAL Identification (ID), but many residents have yet to apply for their new ID. According to ABC News, the old California ID no longer meets the federal standards, and the new REAL ID will meet all the new federal regulations for IDs. The Oct. 1 deadline is for those who need to board an airplane within the...

Live events severely impacted by coronavirus

Dunia Cantu, Reporter

March 19, 2020

Live events have widely and substantially experienced the negative effects of the coronavirus in recent weeks.  On March 12, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced “To postpone or cancel all large gatherings until at least the end of March to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus.” This decision came after many sports tournaments ended up canceling. The NCAA Men's and Wom...

BC daily coronavirus update

BC daily coronavirus update

March 19, 2020

Bakersfield College President Sonya Christian hosted a panel of speakers on March 19 to discuss how employees can continue to stay positive during the...

Coronavirus spreads to Kern County

Collin Koch, Reporter

March 17, 2020

On March 17, the Kern County Public Health Department announced that the first confirmed case of coronavirus had hit Kern County. They reported that the person infected is not a Kern County resident but an out of town visitor. Local hospitals have been preparing for the pandemic but are still in need of some medical supplies such as N95 masks, goggles, aprons, surgical masks...

TJ Cox addresses Coronavirus concerns

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 17, 2020

U.S. Rep. TJ Cox held an online town hall meeting to address community concerns about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 16. Dr. Rais Vohra, from the Fresno County Department of Public Health, accompanied Cox to discuss concerns such as, how long the pandemic should last, how you can stay protected and how the virus can be slowed down to prevent it from spreading. The...

Coronavirus causes job loss

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 16, 2020

The Coronavirus has caused major events, amusement parks, and other public spaces to shut down, but this left many people without jobs. Since no overseas shipments of supplies are coming into the country, a lot of warehouse owners and managers have been laying people off without pay.   Many of the airline companies, hotels, and warehouse employees are suffering job loss becaus...

Coronavirus affecting school lunches

Marina Gonzalez, Reporter

March 16, 2020

The Coronavirus caused schools to close down as a safety precaution and has affected students, who receive free school lunches.  According to ABC News, the Coronavirus has led lawmakers into creating an act that will help families feed their children at home if their schools get closed down. This new act is called the Families First Coronavirus Act and was given to the ...

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