Singer, Kropke and Clayton-Tarvin: Orange County, the COVID Wild West?

Many children will have to return to daycare requiring bold initiatives. There is likely no vaccine for COVID and herd immunity is years away. There is no relief for this pandemic on the immediate horizon and waiting for a cure is unattainable because science takes time. Our childcare programs will have to be reimagined with flexible thinkers leading the charge. Yet the OC Supervisors have yet to contact anyone in the educational community for assistance. The new normal should be led by campus sanitation specialists who rank in respect to principals and paid commensurate to professionals. Our daily structure needs to be rethought and turned on its head altogether. It’s time.

Clayton-Tarvin and Briscoe: Feckless OC Supervisors Expose Essential Workers to COVID19

Inaction by the Orange County Board of Supervisors could result in infection, sickness, and death from COVID-19 for many county residents including innocent children. The lack of action by the OC Supervisors is so serious, we believe, that cities like Irvine, Costa Mesa, Seal Beach, and Buena Park have had to take matters into their own hands, passing ordinances to mandate face coverings like masks for essential workers. While we wait like cattle for herd immunity to develop, we must have a strategy to re-emerge. Part of a safety plan should be, we believe, a requirement for face coverings.