Tag Archives: COVID-19

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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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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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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Anaheim Convention Center Becomes First Convention Center on the West Coast to Receive GBAC Accreditation

Last week, the Anaheim Convention Center became the first convention center on the West Coast to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. As one of the first facilities in the U.S. to be certified in outbreak and infectious diseases preparation and response, the Anaheim Convention Center is on the forefront of creating an approved healthy and safe ...

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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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Disneyland Resort Delays Theme Parks Re-Opening Due To Delay State Issuing Guidelines

The Disneyland Resort announced it is delaying the planned July 17 re-opening of its Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks, citing the State of California decision against issuing reopening guidelines prior to July 4.  Cast members who wanted to return to work, as well as guests who looked forward to visiting the parks, will have to wait longer. “We ...

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COVID-19: Anaheim Offers Loans for Struggling Small Businesses

From the City of Anaheim: Anaheim small businesses struggling with the economic impacts of the coronavirus crisis can apply for a loan of up to $10,000 from the city of Anaheim to help retain employees, create jobs or meet day-to-day operating expenses. The Small-Business Microloan program is open to Anaheim small businesses with five or fewer employees. About 100 small ...

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Anaheim Eviction Moratorium Extended Through June 2020

At its May 12 meeting, the Anaheim City Council voted 5-2 to extend until June 30, 2020 the eviction moratorium it had unanimously adopted on March 24. The moratorium, which covers both residential and commercial tenants, was set to expire at the end of this month. The vote was 5-2, with Mayor Harry Sidhu, Mayor Pro Steve Faessel and Councilmembers ...

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City Working To Expand COVID-19 Testing In Anaheim

From the City of Anaheim: We are working to expand testing in Anaheim as we gradually reopen under California’s guidelines. Right now, AltaMed is providing screening and testing in line with California public health guidelines, which prioritize those with symptoms, recent exposure, first responders and other essential workers. AltaMed’s screening is open to the public after a telephone consultation available ...

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