OC Sees 1,795 Newly Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19Orange County health officials on Sunday reported 1,795 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 13 more deaths.
Coronavirus Risks Forcing Families To Rethink, Cancel Large Thanksgiving GatheringsFamilies are thinking twice about inviting older relatives for Thanksgiving, especially now on the heels of stern warnings from health officials about the spike in local cases, and other guests fearing COVID-19 could spread among their loved ones.
Orange County Likely Heading Back To More Restrictive Purple Tier If COVID-19 Cases Keep RisingThe updated count comes on the same day pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced its coronavirus vaccine could be 90% effective against COVID-19.
Antibody Screening In Orange County Finds COVID-19 More Widespread Than Previously ThoughtA UC Irvine study found 11.5% of county residents have antibodies for COVID-19, contrasted with previous estimates of less than 2%.
Thefts From Distracted Shoppers On The Rise In Orange CountyAccording to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, investigators have seen an uptick in wallets and other personal items being taken from purses while people are shopping.
Orange County To Close Its Beaches For July 4th Holiday WeekendThe cities of Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and Seal Beach had already announced plans to close their beaches due to the spike in COVID-19 cases.
Mosquitoes On The Rise In Orange County As Officials Encourage Residents To 'Tip, Toss And Take Action'The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District's traps have counted 110 mosquitoes per trap over the past six weeks, up from 24 per trap at this time last year.
Anti-Mask Protesters Disrupt Gathering Of Union, Faith, Business Leaders Calling For Reinstatement Of Mask MandateThe Orange County Labor Federation, an umbrella group representing about 90 local unions, has joined religious and business leaders in calling for the mandatory wearing of face masks, a public health order that was weakened to a “strong recommendation."
Face Coverings Now Mandatory In Orange County, But Sheriff Don Barnes Says He Is Not 'The Mask Police'OC Public Health made cloth face-coverings a requirement for all residents and visitors in public places, while visiting businesses, at work, or if unable to maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet from other people.
'Freedom Is Essential': Protesters In Huntington Beach Say Facilities Should Reopen FullyThough Orange County beaches were open again with social distancing restrictions, that wasn't enough for protesters Saturday who say the beaches should be open without limitation.
'We Fully Support The Effort To Get Our Beaches Back Open' Says Newport Beach's Mayor"We fully support the effort to get our beaches back open," said Mayor Will O'Neill of Newport Beach.
7 High-Risk Sex Offenders Released As Part Of Orange County Jail Population ReductionSeven high-risk registered sex offenders were have been released months early in the statewide effort to reduce the jail population to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Orange County Approves Mandate Requiring Face Masks For Workers Who Interact With PublicThe face coverings will be required, beginning Friday, for employees who interact with the public in grocery, pharmacy and convenience stores, as well as gas stations, restaurants, and other locations where food is prepared.
Orange County Hospitals Ready Isolation Rooms For Possible Coronavirus OutbreakDoctors in Orange County say that, as far as they know, they have not treated anyone with coronavirus, but they believe it’s just a matter of time before they do.
OC Supervisors Hold Emergency Meeting To Plan Coronavirus Training, PreparationThe federal government decided Friday against housing any quarantined coronavirus patients in Costa Mesa, prompting a judge to remove a court hearing about the issue from Monday’s calendar.