Anaheim Supports Assembly Bill to Speed Disney Reopening

Anaheim officials have decided to push the state to help reopen Disneyland sooner rather than later.

As of Tuesday, California counties must reside in the least restrictive COVID-19 tier, known as the minimal tier, for their large theme parks to resume operation. Orange County has remained in the most restrictive reopening tier, known as the widespread tier, since Nov.

State and Local Officials Frustrated by Inequities in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Orange County is currently (as February 14) hospitalizing 790 COVID-19-positive patients; 257 of them are in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), a drop from over 400 ICU hospitalized patients just two weeks ago. St. Jude Medical Center will not confirm the number of COVID-19 patients currently being treated there, but a California government site shows a hospital corresponding with St. Jude’s location treating 97 COVID-19 positive patients at this time. Countywide, the availability of ICU beds has risen from a low of 70 on January 20 to 130 on February 12.

Spectrum News: SoCal Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Reopen Theme Parks

SoCal Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Reopen Theme Parks

By Daniela Pardo and Hannah Poukish Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s largest amusement parks have been shut down since the start of the pandemic, and despite a strong push by elected officials and industry leaders to reopen, Gov.

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Holds Press Conference on Vaccine Distribution within Orange County Communities

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Holds Press Conference on Vaccine Distribution within Orange County Communities

FULLERTON –Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D- Orange County) held a press conference at Richman Community Center with County of Orange Board of Supervisor, Vice Chair, Doug Chaffee (D – Fullerton) and local elected officials and community leaders to address the vaccine distribution within Orange County.

A few of the following members that participated in the press conference joined us from throughout North Orange County including Buena Park Mayor Connor Traut, Fullerton Councilmember Jesus Silva, Cypress Councilwoman Francis Marquez, Centralia School Board President Elizabeth Gonzalez, Anaheim Union High School District Board Member Al Jabbar, and community leaders to address the concerns about vaccine distribution to underserved regions and efforts on making the vaccine distribution more accessible for our community members.

“As we know many of our hard hit communities are in our underserved Latinx and ethnic community regions of Orange County lacking availability to vaccine distribution PODs,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva. “With our LatinX community dying at a rate of 3-1, we must address the ongoing issues our community faces.”