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




AMEA COVID-19 Vaccination Update

February 16, 2021

The availability of COVID-19 vaccinations has raised hopes for an end to the country's unprecedented health crisis. Unfortunately, the vaccine rollout has created significant confusion, especially as it relates to essential workers. We wanted to provide a brief update on vaccination availability and provide links for further reference.

COVID-19 Safety Update - City of Anaheim

February 8, 2021

We hope this email finds you and your family safe. As you probably have observed over the past several weeks, there has been a significant increase in COVID-19 cases across the City’s workforce.

COVID-19 Safety Update - January 16, 2021

January 16, 2021

As COVID-19 infection rates continue to soar in our community and workplaces, OCEA Stewards and staff are escalating demands for verification the County is complying with Cal/OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for dealing with viral outbreaks and major outbreaks.

Court COVID-19 Safety Update - January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021

As many of you know, the State of California's Cal/OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard defines a “major outbreak” as 20 or more COVID-19 cases in an exposed workplace within a 30-day period.

COVID-19 article focuses on County workers

January 4, 2021

An article posted today by Norberto Santana, Voice of OC publisher, included an interview with OCEA General Manager Charles Barfield.

COVID-19 Safety Update - Dec. 30, 2020

December 30, 2020

Statewide legislation can have a profound impact on working people, whether in the form of attacks, such as efforts to dismantle retirement security for working Americans, or opportunities to advance issues of fairness, such as requiring employers to pay overtime.

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