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How’s the Central Valley handling the pandemic webinar

Amaya Lawton, Reporter

September 26, 2020

On Sept. 22, Bakersfield College hosted a Public Health webinar that focused on how the Central Valley is dealing with the pandemic. Bakersfield College president, Dr. Sonya Christian stated, “Poverty is one of the fundamental causes of these health inequities across the Central Valley.” Which led to an overview of the topics being focused upon, such as the vulnerable...

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...

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