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 21, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Voice of OC: OC tinkers with opening beaches; masks required for retail workers; Laguna Beach mayor calls for urgent closure of open county beaches and protests in OC over stay at home orders raise enforcement questions.

April 20, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Judge OKs Laguna Hills motel for homeless use as coronavirus spreads; local doctors say COVID-19 fears are driving down ER visits and, Facebook maps coronavirus based on people reporting their symptoms.

April 17, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Orange County reports 3 more coronavirus deaths, infections top 1,500; 100-plus gather in Huntington Beach to protest stay-at-home orders and Buena Park joins other OC cities in requiring face masks in public.

April 17, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Orange County reports 3 more coronavirus deaths, infections top 1,500; 100-plus gather in Huntington Beach to protest stay-at-home orders and Buena Park joins other OC cities in requiring face masks in public.

April 16, 2020 Media Brief

Today: County officials push back on parts of state's pandemic policy; John Wayne Airport slated to get $44.9 million in federal coronavirus aid and, City of Laguna Hills sues County over homeless use of hotel rooms.

April 15, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC District Attorney fighting release of nearly 300 people during pandemic; Santa Ana freezes rent increases for residents and, OC secures 500 motel rooms for homeless during pandemic.

April 13, 2020 Media Brief

Today: Is the County ready for a potential surge in COVID cases? Coronavirus test site opens at shuttered San Clemente hospital and, County employee tests positive for coronavirus, makes other workers nervous.

April 10, 2020 Media Brief

Today: OC Fair getting travel trailers, looking at buildings on property for medical use; Quarantine grocery guide for famer’s markets and grocery stores; and UC Irvine students wrestle with lease break payments.

April 9, 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.

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.

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