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 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.

January 6, 2022 Media Brief

Today: Some OC cities have a new county supervisor representing them; OC hospitals filling up, ambulances delayed amid Omicron surge and out of every 100,000 OC residents, about 26 are testing positive for COVID-19.

January 5, 2022 Media Brief

Today: Kelly Ernby wasn’t vaccinated when she died of COVID-19 complications; COVID-19 test demand spikes in Orange County during Omicron surge and, will climate change stifle OC’s improving air quality?

January 4, 2022 Media Brief

Today: COVID-19 cases up, hospitals busy – but we’re in better shape than earlier surges; staff are attacked at Tustin vaccination site, and Kelly Ernby, deputy DA and former Assembly candidate, has died of COVID-19.

January 3, 2022 Media Brief

Today: More than 100 flights already canceled Monday at local airports; Big Oil heads to federal court in Orange County, and harmful bacteria from rivers flowing into OC surf zones.

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