Coronavirus

Disneyland Providing Multiple Methods of Free COVID-19 Testing For Cast Members

The Disneyland Resort is offering three different ways for cast members to obtain free COVID-19 tests. “We have finalized a plan for all working cast members of the Disneyland Resort to have access to free, easily accessible testing options,” Disney theme parks chief medical officer Pamela Hymel said in a statement. The Disneyland Resort includes Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure and ...

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OC Health Care Agency Recommends Re-Opening Disneyland Resort

The Orange County Health Care Agency is recommending Governor Newsom allow the Disneyland Resort and Knott’s Berry Farm be allowed to re-open, reported the OC Register: Local health authorities have given the green light for Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm to reopen while California theme parks await reopening guidelines from Gov. Gavin Newsom after more than six months of coronavirus ...

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6-Month COVID Closure Pushes Disney To Begin Laying Off 28,000 Resort Cast Members

More COVID-19 economic wreckage was visited on Southern California today as Disney announced it is beginning the process of laying off approximately 28,000 cast members more than 6-months after closing the Disneyland Resort in response to Governor Newsom’s lock-down edicts at the dawn of the pandemic. The move was precipitated by Governor Gavin Newsom’s unwillingness or inability to issue re-opening ...

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Disney Calls On Governor Newsom To Re-Open Theme Parks

Pressure continues to build on Governor Newsom to take action to resuscitate the ailing convention and tourism sector. Yesterday, Disney publicly called on the Governor to issue re-opening guidelines  for theme parks. The Disneyland Resort and other California theme parks have been closed for more than 6 months, and are one of the few economic sectors foe which Newsom has ...

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County of Orange Launches SafeDineOC COVID-Safe Restaurant Campaign

The County of Orange yesterday announced the launch of a new SafeDineOC COVID-Safe Restaurant Campaign to incentivize Orange County restaurants to followCalifornia Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “Our restaurant owners across Orange County need help right now, and we need to take steps wherever possible to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Orange County Board ...

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Heartening Innovation Breakthroughs In The Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID is a worldwide problem, but innovations and advances in its treatment can have impact everywhere, including Anaheim. It’s worth noting it is the private sector that is driving these innovations. Ensuring an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a chronic difficulty for hospitals and other medical providers, where it often isn’t possible to avoid re-using PPE such ...

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Free, Drive-Thru COVID Testing Available At Anaheim Convention Center Beginning July 15

A free , drive-thru COVID-19 testing super-site has been set up at the Anaheim Convention Center. The super-site will offer contactless Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. This is the test that determine if a person is currently infected with COVID-19. The testing will begin tomorrow, July 15 and will be available Wednesdays through Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ...

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COVID Update: Bars, Indoor Dining Ordered Closed For At Least 3 Weeks

From the City of Anaheim: Orange County and the state of California are out with new restrictions for restaurants, bars and other businesses here in Anaheim and across the county and state. Most involve shutting down indoor service while allowing service outdoors, where the risk of coronavirus spread is lower. The exception is for businesses that solely serve alcohol, which ...

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CVS Adds A Third Free COVID Testing Site In Anaheim

CVS is expanding the number of free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites, adding 200 last week to 1,400 testing sites nation-wide. Among those added last week was a drive-thru testing site at 1676 W. Katella Avenue (the corner of Katella and Euclid). The other CVS free testing sites are located at 510 S. Beach Boulevard (across Beach from West Anaheim Medical ...

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COVID, Anaheim & The Voice of OC: Creating Controversy While Omitting Context

It’s always curious when a media outlet creates a news story when there’s so much real news to report on. Case in point: yesterday’s Voice of OC article on COVID-19 in Anaheim and Santa Ana. Reporter Spencer Custodio tried to inflate what are basically stylistic differences between Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu and Santa Ana Miguel Pulido into substantive policy differences, ...

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