Two Mayors, Two Takes As Coronavirus Hits Anaheim and Santa Ana Hard – Voice of OC

By Spencer Custodio|7 hours back

Mayor Miguel A. Pulido and the City of Santa Ana urge everybody to use face coverings while in public. Click the video for more. #SantaAna #CityofSantaAna @SantaAnaPD @SantaAnaUSD @DowntownSantana @SantaAnaChamber @SantaAnaCollege @SantaAnaParks @SantaAnaLibrary pic.twitter.com/7seI5nUt64.
— City of Santa Ana (@CityofSantaAna) June 18, 2020.

Sidhu hasnt stated much about the infection the past two weeks and has instead promoted brand-new development plans submitted for Angel Stadium and the Honda Center..
When Anaheim City Councilman Jose Moreno presented OC Health Care Agency information revealing westside neighborhoods being struck the hardest, Sidhu didnt ask concerns or raise concerns at the Tuesday council conference..
The working-class West Anaheim areas are home to a big Latino neighborhood, which the infection is disproportionately impacting not simply in OC, but across the nation..
” We have a high concentration of overcrowded real estate conditions,” Moreno stated, who resides in West Anaheim..
” Im unsure where to go with this discussion because youre not surprised, stunned or angry,” Moreno told Sidhu. “Mayor Sidhus stating were doing all right Anaheim … and duplicating tonight that false story that its due to the fact that were a large city with knowledgeable nursing centers.”.
The data Moreno presented filtered out retirement home cases, he stated..
” Do we have a city public health plan to stop the spread of COVID?” Moreno asked. “I ask that question of you Mr. Mayor, youve remained silent this entire conversation.”.
Sidhu eventually cut Moreno off..
” Im going to proceed. Im sorry Councilmember Moreno, youve got adequate time to discuss this … you can discuss this on your own time,” Sidhu said. “Councilmember Moreno, we are finished with you.”.
OC interim health officer, Dr. Clayton Chau, had a virtual conference with Moreno, Councilwoman Denise Barnes and some community companies about the zip code information recently..
Sidhu didnt participate in the virtual meeting, while Pulido did..
On the other hand, the virus has now killed 323 individuals out of 11,960 verified cases, including 17 brand-new deaths reported Friday, according to updated County numbers.
There were likewise 451 people hospitalized, consisting of 166 in extensive care units as of Friday..
Approximately 6,800 individuals have actually recovered from the infection and nearly 208,000 tests have been conducted throughout OC, which is house to roughly 3.2 million individuals..
Throughout the previous 14-day period, the Countys case positivity is increasing also, which is the number of individuals test favorable out of the total variety of tests conducted in that time..
According to County information, the positivity rate is 8.5 percent and 38 percent of ICU beds are offered..
If the countys positivity rate exceeds 8 percent, state officials might close down businesses..
The rising cases in OC and the state triggers Gov. Gavin Newsom to stop considering Disneylands resuming plans, forever delaying the resuming..
We have delayed those standards. Disney, to their credit, acknowledged that and made it public,” Newsom said at a Friday press conference. “And there is absolutely nothing to suggest … based on those trend lines … that well be moving at any time quickly by pressing more with those procedures and those statements.”.
Heres the most recent on the virus numbers across Orange County from county information:.

Orange Countys coronavirus numbers are increasing as companies resume and different city and County officials are aiming to reboot the regional economy in an effort to recover millions in lost tax income..

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Spencer Custodio is a Voice of OC staff press reporter. You can reach him at scustodio@voiceofoc.org. Follow him on Twitter @SpencerCustodio.

Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu hasnt discussed the increasing numbers in the city..
” Anaheim has satisfied the challenge of Coronavirus with an unmatched closed down of our city, by providing countless meals for our senior citizens and families with loans for tiniest services to survive. And expulsion and lease assistance for those dealing with the crisis,” Sidhu stated in a June 15 Facebook video..
Instead of increasing Coronavirus numbers, Sidhu concentrated on the citys economic recovery..
” Now we get in a brand-new phase. We start our financial recovery while still battling coronavirus,” Sidhu stated. “The shutdown has impacted numerous employees and organisations. You can help by visiting your favorite restaurants and shops and soon amusement park and hotels.”.
While Sidhu hasnt acknowledged the case spike, Pulido has..
” We need to keep the curve flat because today its a big, big spike. Im striving with the County, trying to get them to bring in contact tracers,” Pulido stated in a June 17 video..

Santa Ana Mayor Miguel A. Pulido gives an upgrade on COVID-19. VIDEO IN ENGLISH #SantaAna #CityofSantaAna @SantaAnaPD pic.twitter.com/uOZwGmHDSf.
— City of Santa Ana (@CityofSantaAna) June 26, 2020.

The boosts are hitting Anaheim and Santa Ana particularly hard. While both of OCs biggest cities make up nearly 22 percent of the countys population, they represent 40 percent of the cases..
The virus is raving through the 2 cities, theres been different reactions from the two mayors..
Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido highlighted the rising virus cases..
” Unfortunately were leading the county in a category we do not wish to be leading in … and were climbing quickly,” Pulido stated in a June 25 video Tweeted by the city. “Im going to do a lot more in the days to come, not only more messaging– were going to have a mask contest. Having individuals style masks, were going to attempt to raise awareness. Were going to ask individuals to make videos about masks and to use them, why theyre essential.”.

” Unfortunately were leading the county in a classification we dont want to be leading in … and were climbing up rapidly,” Pulido said in a June 25 video Tweeted by the city. Mayor Miguel A. Pulido and the City of Santa Ana advise everyone to utilize face coverings while in public. We start our economic healing while still battling coronavirus,” Sidhu stated. Im sorry Councilmember Moreno, youve got adequate time to discuss this … you can discuss this on your own time,” Sidhu stated. Disney, to their credit, acknowledged that and made it public,” Newsom said at a Friday news conference.