COVID-19 Updates

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and governmental recommendations, OCEA is taking steps to limit exposure by closing our building until further notice. We will, however, have staff working remotely to service all of our members’ needs as usual, and will continue to evaluate the situation as it develops.

We therefore recommend that members contact OCEA by email for questions or inquiries. As a reminder, OCEA members can contact their Labor Relations Representative, Benefits Staff, Velece Staff and Special Events through our website at ocea.org/contact.

 

 

LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES

AMEA: Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program Expires Nov. 11

November 3, 2021

As many of you know, The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) required employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

OCEA Letter to the Court - 6/22/2021

June 22, 2021

On June 17, OCEA notified the Court that pursuant to California law we wished to meet and confer regarding the Court’s proposed revisions to Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards.

OCEA demands meet and confer with County re: Cal/OSHA revisions

June 18, 2021

Earlier today, County Executive Officer Frank Kim sent County workers a memorandum via email regarding proposed revisions to Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards. The memorandum contained a description of changes the County intends to implement regarding face coverings, physical distancing, and future requirements applicable to members of the public.

OCEA demands meet and confer with Court re: Revisions to Cal/OSHA standards

June 17, 2021

Late yesterday, Chief Executive Officer David Yamasaki sent court employees an email regarding proposed revisions to Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards. The email contained a description of changes the Court intends to implement regarding face coverings, physical distancing, and future requirements applicable to members of the public.

Friday! Join Supervisor Katrina Foley at a remembrance for COVID victims

June 9, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the course of our lives in so many ways. We’ve changed how we live and how we work. We’ve lost friends and loved ones. Even as vaccination programs and dedicated public workers help move California towards reopening, our personal losses will stay with us forever.

Update: COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave

April 12, 2021

On March 30, 2021, Orange County moved into the less restrictive orange tier under the state’s reopening framework, allowing more indoor business operations to open with modifications. Despite improvement in COVID-19 case rates, experts warn the risk remains. Hopefully, increasing access to COVID-19 vaccinations will further decrease new cases.

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