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.

May 6, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Four more deaths and 131 new Coronavirus cases; Santa Ana City Council resists efforts to reverse rent freeze but Anaheim says no to eviction extension.

May 5, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC officials to send beach reopening plan to Sacramento; landlords and property owners challenge Costa Mesa eviction moratorium and, beachgoers celebrate limited opening in Laguna and San Clemente.

May 4, 2020 Media Brief

Today: We can’t let cities and states go under: Gil Cisneros and Harley Rouda; So Cal cities spend big money on needed masks, other COVID-19 gear and, OC officials won’t enforce business closures during pandemic.

May 1, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Governor Newsom not surprised by lawsuit threat over beach closure; Orange County reports single-day high of 145 new COVID-19 cases and ACLU pushes OC Sheriff to release 500 medically vulnerable jail inmates.

April 30, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Coronavirus hospitalizations have been rising in OC; Newsom opts to close only OC beaches due COVID-19 concerns and, Anaheim city manager sacking heightens accountability, transparency concerns.

April 29, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Orange County has 4th highest Coronavirus hospitalizations in the state; supervisors trigger confusion with reopening guidelines and Newport Beach keeps beaches open amid COVID-19 concerns.

April 28, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Nearly 100 OC inmates test positive for Coronavirus, union raises concerns; OC aims to get Coronavirus tests up to 4,000 a day and County is mostly ready for next steps toward reopening, health officials say.

April 27, 2020 Media Brief

Today: The County moves to increase Coronavirus testing to reopen economy; cities debate financial response to Coronavirus tax losses and, 105 new cases reported on April 26.

April 24, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Let’s keep public servants working to keep our communities safe; Top county official in charge of COVID-19 resigns and retires and, Trailers for homeless, fair cancellation on officials table today.

April 22, 2020 Media Brief

Today: More than 20,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Orange County as of today; John Wayne Airport stats for March show coronavirus effects and, 2 COVID-19 deaths strike a H.B. nursing home.

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