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 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.
December 30, 2021 Media Brief
Today: 87% of OC COVID hospitalizations are unvaccinated; Canyon residents force to evacuate ahead of New Year Holiday, and record-breaking cold hits Anaheim, Newport Beach.