OCEA Media Brief

OCEA monitors local, state-wide and national news outlets to keep members up to date on the issues that impact working people. Media briefs are compiled and sent to members in a daily email blast. To receive OCEA media briefs, please register for an account.

April 8, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Orange County health officials now recommend face coverings in public; the County reports 50 more cases of coronavirus on April 7 and, early recall election results show Westminster Council likely to remain.

April 7, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Property taxpayers might not get late fees waived for income loss; Huntington Beach approves controversial raises for police and city employees and, Council member pushes suspension of Santa Ana tax increase.

April 6, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Orange County COVID-19: Daily update on deaths, hospitalizations & response; Newport Beach bans short term rentals during coronavirus emergency and, Costco, Walmart cut back (again) on shoppers inside stores.

April 3, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Local public servants meeting the COVID-19 crisis head-on; OC residents hit by unemployment get help from social services agency and, County now says financial hardship doesn’t qualify for late fee waivers.

April 2, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Food bank hires temporary workers to feed OC’s most vulnerable; County releases coronavirus statistics for smaller cities and, Are you unable to pay rent because of the coronavirus?

April 1, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Orange County has 107 newly reported cases of coronavirus; grocery workers plea for virus safety measures as clerks deal with crowded stores, fears and, Coronavirus outbreak in OC jails triggers early inmate releases and worker safety protests.

March 31, 2020

Today: OC officials agree to disclose COVID-19 hospitalization data; restaurant group closed by coronavirus crisis gives 2,000 pounds of food to pantries, shelters and, State estimates to COVID-19 hospitalizations will peak in less than 4 weeks.

March 30, 2020

Today: Orange County coronavirus cases reach 431, still 4 deaths; OC officials plan on providing more info on hospital needs and, four O.C. school districts add several weeks to their shutdown.

March 27, 2020

Today: OC Fairgrounds considered for COVID-19 overflow; Anaheim council funds 5.6 million bailout to advertise resort industry and, OC trying to add 2,300 homeless shelter beds to slow virus spread.

March 26, 2020

Today: How Coronavirus will affect special elections; OC property taxes can be postponed for people impacted by shutdown and, cities change some rules dealing with Coronavirus outbreak.

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