Covid economy tightens in slide back to clampdown

  • [photo by Mel Weinstein]

    [photo by Mel Weinstein]

PMC welcomes food giveaway from Taft, Frazier Park neighbors

By Marcy Axness, TME

Citizens of Kern County got the news Monday that the state is pulling the emergency brake in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. As of Tuesday, 41 of 58 California counties are in the most restrictive purple tier of the reopening plan again.

“We are sounding the alarm,” Governor Gavin Newsom said.

“California is experiencing the fastest increase in cases we have seen yet—faster than what we experienced at the outset of the pandemic, or even this summer,” the governor added. The unchecked spread of covid-19 “could quickly overwhelm our counties’ healthcare systems and lead to…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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MCFRC’s Monica Mendoza and volunteer Kip Storz load boxes of food into a drive-thru client’s car

Neighbors for neighbors (l-r): Natasha Weise-Hungerford and Toni Storz served as volunteers for Friday’s PMC drive-through giveaway.

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