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.

January 21, 2022 Media Brief

Today: County of Orange workers protest “petri dish” COVID workplace; 11,020 new cases, seven more COVID deaths reported in OC, and the County will resume regional homeless count amidst stale data.

January 20, 2022 Media Brief

Today: Workers COVID revolt at the County of Orange; staff shortages at OC schools means ‘all hands on deck’, and dramatic Santa Ana winds to bring strong gusts this weekend.

January 19, 2022 Media Brief

Today: Rapid COVID-19 tests in short supply, health officials encourage other options; 15 patients battling COVID-19 in pediatric hospital, and Costa Mesa trash piles up as COVID-19-related absences hobble local waste haulers.

January 18, 2022 Media Brief

Today: New County supervisor voting map gives stronger voice to OC’s Latino community; County trying to staff hundreds of empty jobs in OC Health Care Agency, and parents across OC keep tense watch as school COVID dashboards soar.

January 14, 2022 Media Brief

Today: School stress explodes as COVID-19 cases soar; school district angers parents by ending COVID dashboard during surge, and long council meeting results in censure of Westminster mayor.

January 13, 2022 Media Brief

Today: The County’s fourth COVID wave is threatening public services; shipping issues causing delays of COVID-19 test results In Orange County and Orange County debates how to teach students during Omnicron spike.

January 12, 2022 Media Brief

Today: Coronavirus: Orange County surpasses 400,000 total cases; some OC school districts have hundreds of confirmed COVID-19 cases, and work on freeways, OC streetcar project will take shape in 2022.

January 11, 2022 Media Brief

Today: OC’s COVID surge impacting hospital staffing; outbreaks hit public agencies; people deserve better public engagement on COVID data and firefighter honored in San Clemente during candlelight vigil.

January 10, 2022 Media Brief

Today: Orange County ERs struggle to keep up as COVID-19 cases continue spiking; 2021 was the year of vacancies in OC governments, and OC Clean power agency’s first year sees an executive resignation.

January 7, 2022 Media Brief

Today: OC sees highest COVID positivity rate yet; school absences, anger in OC as hunt for COVID tests are fruitless, and another COVID-related death of a child younger than 5 reported in OC.

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