May 20, 2020 Media Brief
The biggest chunk, $203 million, is for general public health costs including COVID-19 testing, protective equipment such as masks and gloves, and related expenses, according to a report county supervisors heard Tuesday, May 19.
“I like the idea of the independent administrator and we have some fairness and take some politics out,” Supervisor Doug Chaffee said. “I think an independent administrator of this fund would be the best way to go.”
Of the 4,500 confirmed cases, 513 were residents in skilled nursing facilities and 350 were Orange County Jail inmates.
A new campaign in the making aims to impart to residents that recovery from what city officials are calling the “economic pandemic” of COVID-19 can only happen if people keep commerce inside city limits by shopping locally.
Early election night results from Santa Ana showed voters leaning toward recalling City Councilwoman Ceci Iglesias and replacing her with Rancho Santiago Community College District Trustee Nelida Mendoza, who’s vying with two other candidates to take the seat.
The religious aspect of the shutdown has been much debated, though the vast majority of houses of worship have gladly complied with the rules to keep their members safe. Still, some churches have filed lawsuits, and a few have defied the order.
Publication Date: May 20, 2020