May 7, 2020 Media Brief


Voice of OC: County coronavirus testing still lags behind other large counties

As debates continue over relaxing stay at home orders, there’s widespread agreement among county officials, the governor, and business leaders that testing for coronavirus is key to re-opening the economy.


OC Register: Judge orders OC company to stop selling unapproved hand sanitizer

A judge ordered a Lake Forest hand sanitizer company to stop claiming its products can protect against specific diseases without federal approval after the owners of Purell filed a complaint, but he also slammed the multi-national brand for similar conduct during a trial that ended Monday, May 4.


Daily Pilot: Orange County passes 3,000 total COVID-19 cases

There have been 3,004 cumulative cases of COVID-19 reported to date in the county. That figure includes 65 deaths. Of the deaths, 14 have been skilled nursing facility residents.


Voice of OC: Newport Beach council spends over a million to chase housing goals they oppose

Newport Beach city council members have vocally opposed regional quotas that would add nearly 5,000 housing units to their community in the next decade amid state pressure to address California’s housing shortage.



Daily Pilot: As she tended to her coronavirus-infected son, she also feared for the hospitality workers she represents

From the confines of her living room in Stanton, Ada Briceño watched the pandemic take a toll on the lives and daily routines of her family, colleagues and the 32,000 workers represented by Unite Here Local 11.



KTLA: State faces nearly 55 billion budget deficit due to coronavirus pandemic

California will have a budget shortfall of $54.3 billion because of the economic devastation wrought by the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration announced Thursday, a stunning reversal for a state that had a $21 billion surplus a year ago.


KTLA: Gov. Newsom expected to reveal new guidelines for reopening California businesses

Business owners across California anxiously awaited new guidelines Thursday from Gov. Gavin Newsom that will outline the first widespread changes to a statewide stay-at-home order that shut most retail shops to slow the spread of the coronavirus.



CBS: Stimulus check? Information on common payment questions

The U.S. government has distributed about 130 million economic impact payments to taxpayers in less than 30 days. The IRS anticipates sending more than 150 million payments as part of a massive rescue package to help consumers weather the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.


Publication Date: May 7, 2020