Because of our collective actions, California has limited the spread of COVID-19 and associated hospitalizations and deaths in our state. Still, the risk for COVID-19 remains and the increasing number of Californians who are leaving their homes for work and other needs, increases the risk for COVID-19 exposure and infection.
Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D – Orange County) worked tirelessly to negotiate reinstating the $24.5 million in addition to the $700,000 for a site study previously allotted to funding the future Southern California Veteran’s Memorial Park and Cemetery in the State Legislature’s Proposed Budget.
In its ongoing mission to foster important conversations, the OC Forum presents The Future of Race Relations. This free, virtual program will take place on Thursday, June 11 at noon on YouTube and will bring together a panel of experts on this critical subject matter.
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.