Fourth COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Kern County
CONTACT: Michelle Corson, Public Relations Officer
(661) 868-0288 or (661) 304-7766
April 21, 2020

KERN COUNTY, CA – Kern County Public Health Services Department has received confirmation of the fourth COVID-19 related death in a Kern County resident. More...
Physicians can apply NOW for $200 million in financial support from Blue Shield of CA
Blue Shield of California recently announced it would be providing $200 million in direct support to physician practices and other health care providers. April 21, the payor started accepting applications for the support, which will be offered in a number of categories. More...
Congress approves additional billions for physician practices
April 21, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan “Interim Economic Relief” agreement that contains $485 billion in new COVID-19 pandemic funding assistance. This bill contains an additional $75 billion specifically earmarked for physicians and hospitals, $310 billion for small businesses, as well as $25 billion for COVID-19 testing. The U.S. House of Representatives will take up the legislation on Thursday. More...
FREE CMA Webinar: Latest Updates on Financial Assistance Available to Practices Impacted by COVID-19
Please join us for a webinar to hear the latest on the financial assistance programs available to physician practices resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 23, 2020 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm

CCCC makes end-of-life decision aids free to use during COVID-19
To support health care providers and consumers during the COVID-19 crisis, the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) is making digital copies of its end-of-life decision aids available free for a limited time. These decision aids use consumer-friendly, unbiased language to describe important treatment options related to care during serious illness. The digital copies can be emailed to patients to provide a visual aid and source of reference in conjunction with an advance care planning conversation with a health provider. More...
CDPH releases crisis care guidelines for health care facilities
The California Department of Public Health has released  crisis care guidelines  to help health care facilities and county health departments plan for the potential COVID-19 surge. More...
COVID-19 testing taskforce publishes criteria for evaluating serology screening tests
The California COVID-19 Testing Task Force has published evaluation criteria for COVID-19 serology screening—both rapid disposable serology tests and enzyme linked immunosorbent assays. More...
UCSF and the California Thoracic Society are co-hosting a Zoom webinar for community physicians, residents and fellows on the Clinical Management of the COVID-19 Patient on Wednesday, April 22 from 4-5 pm PT.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Password: 861502
Latest COVID-19 Facts
Kern County    ( Kern County Public Health )
Total Resident Cases - 671
Non-Resident Cases - 9
Recovered Residents - 262
Kern Resident Deaths - 3

Co nfirmed Cases - 30,978
Deaths - 1,208

Confirmed Cases - 776,093
Deaths - 41,758

Confirmed Cases - 2,402,250
Deaths - 163,097

All of these numbers were pulled from the respective websites 4/21/20, 4:30PM.