May 11, 2020 Media Brief


OC Register: State’s coronavirus cases keeps rising over weekend, mostly in Southern California

There were 137 newly confirmed cases of the virus in the five-county Bay Area, excluding San Mateo County, which didn’t issue an update Sunday. San Francisco and Santa Clara reported the region’s only two deaths, while the statewide death toll grew by 26 to 2,716.


Voice of OC: When will Orange County’s recoveries from Coronavirus be reported?

For weeks, residents and elected officials alike have been asking county officials for recovery data, saying it would be help provide hope and more understanding next to data on deaths and known infections. Tracking recoveries also is critical to understanding the disease itself.


OC Register: 7 O.C. nursing homes and 2 care facilities report coronavirus deaths

Seven nursing homes and two residential care facilities in Orange County, have reported deaths of its workers or residents related to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, according to data released by the California Department of Public Health on Friday, May 8.


Daily Pilot: Hispanic and Latino communities suffer disproportionately from COVID-19 in Orange County, researchers find

The conclusion was made from a recent analysis of 210 UCI Health patients, which found that Hispanic and Latino patients accounted for 47.4% of UCI Health critical COVID-19 cases, despite accounting for 34.2% of the Orange County population.


Slate: Nearly every social distancing arrest in NYC has been a person of color

The disproportionate nature of the arrests, both quantitatively and qualitatively, has spurred comparisons to the city’s controversial stop and frisk tactics that targeted black communities and were ultimately deemed unconstitutional.


OC Register: Major Orange County freeway closures planned: May 9-15

This article lists major construction project closures happening on Orange County’s freeways and toll roads between May 9 and May 15, according to the Orange County Transportation Authority, Caltrans and the Transportation Corridor Agencies.



Intelligencer: Hearst loses big at the National Labor Relations Board

Hearst employees will now vote in a union election, either in person or by mail. In a statement to Intelligencer, the Hearst organizing committee said it was “pleased” that the NLRB “has directed an election for us to vote as one union, which will include our colleagues from 28 publications, rather than the six separate units proposed by Hearst.”


Publication Date: May 11, 2020