The County Health Officer today issued a new Health Officer’s Order and additional strong recommendations to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Orange County as more businesses move toward re-opening. Effective at 12 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020, and continuing until further notice.
Today the State of California has approved the County of Orange’s plan to accelerate local businesses into Stage Two. The County was able to successfully demonstrate that Orange County meets the State’s required metrics as outlined in the California Resiliency Roadmap.
In partnership with 3D Event Designer, the County of Orange is launching the Back2Business Initiative program to help local small businesses impacted by COVID-19 safely reopen by meeting local, state and federal social distancing guidelines.
Following the evictions of 10 Vietnamese and immigrant-owned businesses in April during COVID-19 in Garden Grove, the businesses and workers partnered with community organizations and residents to launch a petition calling on the Garden Grove City Council to ban all evictions during COVID-19.
On April 29, 2020 the Joint Operations & Finance Committee Meeting, the Boards of Directors of the San Joaquin Hills (SJHTCA) and Foothill/Eastern (F/ETCA) Transportation Corridor Agencies discussed the first draft of a proposed budget reflecting a conservative approach that focuses on core operating necessities and reduced expenses.
The County of Orange (County) Community Services Community Investment Division has partnered with Google Fiber and Orange County United Way to provide loaner laptops and hotspots in an effort to increase access to workforce development programs and services offered through the Irvine One-Stop Center during this critical period.
Connect-to-Council, a Santa Ana non-profit organization, will host an informational Virtual Forum/Debate to discuss the Santa Ana Council Ward 6 Representative (Cecilia Iglesias) recall issue and to hear from the Candidates that are vying for the Ward 6 Council position to replace Cecilia Iglesias (in the event this recall is successful).
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer issued the following statement regarding the Judicial Council’s adoption of zero bail: The recent emergency orders issued by the California Chief Justice in the wake of the global pandemic puts criminals back on our streets and endangers the safety of our communities.