OCEA Media Brief
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March 24, 2020
Today: O.C. reports first COVID-19 related death as cases climb to 152; OC shelter capacity shrinking for now and, County leaders will not release what cities have identified coronavirus cases.
March 23, 2020
Today: UCI Doctors say hospital fails to provide enough COVOD-19 protective gear; weekly drive-through food pantry starts at Honda Center and, Coronavirus cases in Orange County jump to 95.
March 19, 2020
Today: Attorneys and court workers called into hearings today amid 2 week court closure; questions mount on financial relief for OC workers as coronavirus closures soar and, gaps shown in coronavirus outreach to non-english speaking families and businesses.
March 18, 2020
Today: Orange County shuts courts to public amid coronavirus fears; amid confusion, OC says people can work with goal of social distancing and, what resources are available to restaurant owner and workers?
March 16, 2020
Today: To slow Coronavirus spread, stay home when possible, public is asked; Santa Ana schools are closed for coronavirus, but teachers still told to show up and, Coronavirus-related slowdown is taking a toll on many local businesses.
Today: Coronavirus seen as low risk in OC but triggers tense debates among officials; Cal State Long Beach suspends in-person classes due to coronavirus fears and Irvine’s Great Park residents often times don’t know what their special taxes fund.
Today: Coronavirus threat prompts closure OC schools; top OC health officials answer coronavirus questions online and, virus takes heavy toll on ports of LA and Long Beach.
Today: Governor Newsom announces coronavirus restrictions and closures; OC Court to decide if Fullerton can silence local blogger and, a familiar face will be absent on the November ballot.
March 10, 2020
Today: Irvine’s Great Park fails transparency test; Orange County health officials now can test for coronavirus and, here’s what you need to know about testing for coronavirus.
March 9, 2020
Today: The Great Park tax – how Irvine residents are paying for the city’s big dreams; Sheriff defends handling of evidence booking scandal and, Korean American community fights coronavirus rumors spread through social media.