2020 Press Releases

Child Care Providers Grant

 

October 20, 2020

Supporting Working Families: Supervisor Doug Chaffee and Supervisor Andrew Do Announce the Approval of $5 Million for Child Care Funding in Orange County

The Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan by Supervisor Doug Chaffee and Vice Chairman Andrew Do to allocate $5 million in financial assistance to child care providers for pandemic-related expenses.

Halloween 2020

 

October 19, 2020

10/31: Orange County’s Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat Event at Mile Square Park!

To provide residents a safe way to celebrate Halloween, Supervisor Andrew Do is hosting a contactless drive-thru trick-or-treat event at Mile Square Park on October 31st!

WiFi on Wheels

 

October 15, 2020

Bridging the Digital Divide: OC Launches WiFi on Wheels Pilot Program

Orange County’s new WiFi on Wheels pilot program will bring free broadband connectivity to neighborhoods most in need. On October 20, OC Public Libraries will host a social distance kick-off event at the Westminster Library from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

 Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Preference Policy

 

October 13, 2020

Veterans: Orange County Prioritizes Disabled Veterans in County Contracting

Last Tuesday, the Board unanimously approved the Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Preference Policy to grant preference to small businesses owned by disabled veterans when awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts issued by the county government.

Flu Shot Clinic @ MSP 10/17

 

October 8, 2020

October 17: Orange County Offers Free Flu Shots

Orange County is providing residents seasonal flu shots free of charge on Saturday, October 17 at Mile Square Park. 

Office of Suicide Prevention

 

October 6, 2020

Orange County Board of Supervisors Approves Office of Suicide Prevention

Today, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a plan by Supervisor Andrew Do and Supervisor Lisa Bartlett to establish an Office of Suicide Prevention in Orange County.

OC Free Health Fair 10-11-20

 

October 2, 2020

Health Care: Orange County Offers Free Flu Shots & Health Screenings at Community Drive-Thru Health Fair

On Sunday, October 11, Supervisor Andrew Do is sponsoring Orange County's first drive-thru free Health Fair, led by the Vietnamese American Physician Association of Southern California (VPASC) nonprofit and hosted by Concorde Career College.

Office of Suicide Prevention

 

September 30, 2020

Vice Chairman Andrew Do and Supervisor Lisa Bartlett Partner to Create Office of Suicide Prevention

To enhance mental health and support suicide prevention efforts, and in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month, Vice Chairman Andrew Do and Supervisor Lisa Bartlett have partnered to create the first ever Orange County Office of Suicide Prevention.

OC Flu Shot Clinics

 

September 29, 2020

Free Flu Shots: Orange County Health Care Agency Offers Residents Access to Free Flu Shots at Various Community Events

In response to Supervisor Andrew Do’s proposal, calling for drive-thru flu vaccine clinics in each of the five supervisorial districts, the Orange County Health Care Agency has announced several community vaccination events throughout the county.

OC Blood Drive

 

September 28, 2020

Orange County Partners with Red Cross to Host Blood Drive

On Tuesday, October 6, Orange County’s District 1, in conjunction with the American Red Cross and Magnolia Science Academy Santa Ana, is hosting a blood drive.

OCPL Laptop Stations

 

September 23, 2020

Loaner Laptops in Every Orange County Library 

At a moment when computer access is more critical than ever, Orange County libraries are getting equipped with free, self-service laptop checkout kiosks. County libraries will receive up to 35 laptop checkout kiosks over the next five years, with the Garden Grove Chapman Library and Westminster Library among the first to get them.

Ending Discrimination in OC Property Records

 

September 21, 2020

OC Supervisor Andrew Do and Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen Team Up to End Discrimination in Property Records

Orange County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Andrew Do and Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen have teamed up to propose a proactive approach to combating discriminatory language in recorded property documents.

API & MENA Communities

 

September 16, 2020

Protecting our Vulnerable Communities: Supervisor Andrew Do and Supervisor Doug Chaffee Expand Testing to Vulnerable Ethnic Groups

To address the needs of other ethnic minority groups in the county - particularly the Asian Pacific Islander (API) and the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) communities – the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Do and Supervisor Chaffee’s proposal to direct the Health Care Agency to develop a COVID-19 testing strategy and operational plan to expand testing into these communities. 

Free OC Flu Shot Clinics

 

September 15, 2020

Supervisor Andrew Do Proposes Free Drive-Thru and Mobile Flu Vaccine Clinics  

To alleviate the stress on healthcare services, the Orange County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved today Vice Chairman Andrew Do’s proposal to conduct free drive-thru flu vaccine clinics in each of the five supervisorial districts and develop a free mobile flu vaccine clinic operational plan by the end of the month.

Second OCWellness Campus

 

September 15, 2020

Orange County to Build Second Wellness Campus, Opening its First in 2021

The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support the development and construction of Orange County’s second Wellness Campus, a 22-acre portion of the County’s property located in South Orange County near the former Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro.

Andrew Do 1st Visit American CalOptima Chair

 

September 3, 2020

OC Supervisor Andrew Do Unanimously Selected as Chair of the CalOptima Board of Directors

Supervisor Andrew Do has been unanimously selected by his colleagues on the CalOptima Board of Directors, to serve as Chair – making him the first Vietnamese American to take the seat.

D1 Drive Thru Food Bank

 

September 2, 2020

OC Supervisor Andrew Do Partners with Saddleback Church for Monthly Drive-Thru Food Banks at Mile Square Park

Orange County families in need of food assistance can access fresh produce and other essential pantry items every month at the First District’s Drive-Thru Food Bank, hosted by Supervisor Andrew Do and Saddleback Church.

COVID Testing Public Outreach

 

August 25, 2020

OC Launches New Testing Site, Approves Multilingual COVID-19 Call Center

The County is also taking action to ensure that public health information is available in more languages. At Tuesday’s meeting, county supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Andrew Do’s proposal to establish a multilingual call center and website to assist the public with access to COVID testing and other county resources.

Expanding Testing Capacity for Schools

 

August 11, 2020

Supervisor Andrew Do and Supervisor Doug Chaffee Expand Testing Capacity for Schools

The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a plan, authored by Vice Chairman Andrew Do and Supervisor Doug Chaffee, that will allow public and private schools to utilize county-run COVID-19 testing drive-thru sites in order to assist schools to reopen, as part of the school re-opening waiver application.

SafeDineOC

 

August 6, 2020

SafeDineOC COVID-Safe Restaurant Program is Now Accepting Applications for a $1,000 Grant

The SafeDineOC Restaurant program allocates $10 million of CARES Act funding to help restaurants keep their employees and customers safe from COVID-19 by providing cash grants that they can use to cover the costs of cleaning supplies and Personal Protective Equipment.

D1 Grant Program More than 2900 Applicants

 

August 5, 2020

2,900 OC Small Businesses Apply for OC Supervisor Andrew Do’s Grant Program

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do’s Small Business Grant Program, launched in late June, received more than 2,900 applications from small businesses in the First District, making it the county’s most successful small business stimulus program.

Equity Mapping Initiative

 

August 3, 2020

Equity Mapping Initiative Will Allocate Resources and Reduce Disparities in OC Communities

Orange County is creating a data-driven solution to guide targeted and effective COVID-19 efforts to under-served communities.

D1 Grant Program Deadline 7/31/2020

 

July 29, 2020

Supervisor Andrew Do’s $10,000 District 1 Grant Program Deadline: Friday, July 31 at 5 p.m.

Supervisor Andrew Do’s $10,000 District 1 Grant Program is still accepting applications. The deadline to apply is this Friday, July 31st at 5 p.m. PST.

 

#MaskUpOC Contest

 

July 27, 2020

Supervisor Andrew Do Launches #MaskUpOC Contest - #MaskUpOC Asks OC Youth to Creatively Promote Safe Mask Wearing

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, who has launched a #MaskUpOC educational campaign to encourage responsible face-covering, is inviting young people to find creative ways to encourage our friends and family to wear a face by participating in a #MaskUpOC Contest.

#MaskUpOC

 

July 22, 2020

#MaskUpOC: Supervisor Andrew Do Calls on Public to Join Mask Wearing Campaign During COVID-19

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do, who authored the County’s first mask requirement for food and pharmacy workers in April, is launching the #MaskUpOC educational campaign to enlist the public’s help to encourage responsible face-covering.

OC COVID-19 Testing Super Site

 

July 20, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing: Orange County Orange County Offers Free Testing at New Drive-Through Site

Orange County residents can now schedule an appointment for a free COVID-19 test at the first countywide testing site in Anaheim. 

COVID Safe Restaurant Program

 

July 14, 2020

Worker Protection & Customer Safety: Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do Proposes Grants for Safe Restaurants 

Orange County restaurants that prioritize customer safety and worker protections could soon get $10 million in financial support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Latino Health Equity Initiative

 

June 30, 2020

County of Orange Press Conference - COVID-19 Latino Health Equity Initiative

During today’s press conference, Vice Chairman Andrew Do and Supervisor Doug Chaffee announced the launch of the Latino Health Equity Initiative. Guest speakers included Dr. Clayton Chau, Orange County Health Care Agency’s Director and current Health Officer, and Dr. America Bracho, Executive Director for Latino Health Access. 

D1 Grant Program

 

June 26, 2020

Supervisor Andrew Do’s $10,000 District 1 Grant Program Application Launches Today at 12 pm

Supervisor Andrew Do’s District 1 Grant Program will begin accepting applications starting today, June 26, at 12:00 pm. The program is intended to help small businesses, nonprofits, and independent contractors who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

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June 11, 2020

County of Orange Press Conference - Comments from Vice Chairman Andrew Do

COVID-19 is still a threat here in Orange County, there’s no doubt about it. As we continue to resume normal activities, we should all do our part to continue to protect each other by keeping appropriate physical distancing, washing our hands, and wearing face coverings in public.

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June 5, 2020

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do Announces Plan to Provide $15 Million to OC Small Businesses, Nonprofits & Cities

Orange County small businesses, nonprofits, and cities will have access to $15 million in stimulus funds, under a stimulus plan authored by Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do.

    economic support

 

May 26, 2020

Vice Chairman Andrew Do's Statement on CARES Act Fudning

"I'm pleased that the Board of Supervisors approved a plan today that will allocate stimuls funding equally by supervisorial district. This plan ensures that stimuls funds quickly help everyone - not just the rich and well-connected."

 

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  May 23, 2020

Orange County Dine-In Restaurants and Shopping Centers Reopen Memorial Day Weekend

Today, Orange County secured approval from the State of California to allow the opening of additional Stage 2 activities under Governor Gavin Newsom’s reopening framework.

 

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 May 14, 2020

HEART Plan Delivers Lifeline to Orange County Businesses and Residents Using $101 Million in CARES Act Funding

Vice Chairman Do and Supervisor Bartlett's Proposal Would Reinvigorate Orange County.  

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  May 5, 2020

Draft Action Plan to Accelerate the Re-Opening of Orange County Businesses

Here is my Draft action plan on how Orange County can implement public health measures that would accelerate the full re-opening of lower-risk businesses and spaces in Phase Two of Governor Newsom's roadmap. A final plan is to be submitted to the Board and the State for approval.  

 

4/21 Statement

 April 21, 2020

Face Coverings Mandate Passed - Vice Chairman Andrew Do's Statement

During today's Special Meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved Vice Chairman Andrew Do's directive regarding face coverings.

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April 8, 2020

Orange County to Provide Public Health Notices, Meeting Agendas in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese & Korean

Orange County will begin providing public health notices, meeting agendas, and emergency information in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean.

Face Coverings - Do's Statement

April 7, 2020

Face Coverings Mandate Not Passed - Vice Chairman Andrew Do's Statement

During today's Special Meeting, the Board of Supervisors did not approve the proposal to require food service workers to wear some sort of face-covering at their workplace. 

COVID-19 Updates

 

April 6, 2020

Orange County Press Conference – Vice Chairman Andrew Do’s Statements

Supervisor Andrew Do provides an update regarding the launch of the new COVID info website, MHSA funds, and updates on Project Roomkey. 

COVID-19 Updates

 

March 17, 2020

Orange County's COVID-19 Update

Orange County will begin providing public health notices, meeting agendas, and emergency information in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean.

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  March 10, 2020

Mental Health: Orange County Expands Crisis Stabilization Crisis

Orange County is providing support to patients and families struggling with a mental health crisis.

 Affordable Housing

  March 6, 2020

Affordable Housing: 86 Affordable Housing Units Coming to Orange County

The County of Orange continues to look for more opportunities to increase affordable housing for its residents, as part of the concentrated effort to develop the System of Care.

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  February 28, 2020

Coronavirus: Orange County Supervisors Andrew Do & Michelle Steel Propose Local Emergency Frontline Training & Resource Program to Address Coronavirus 

Created to Ensure OC Readiness and Avoid Reporting Delays & Gaps in Response Capability.

First 5

 

  February 19, 2020

OC Supervisor Andrew Do Seeks Volunteers for First 5 Orange County Children and Families Commission

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do is seeking volunteers to help promote early childhood education and health programs by serving on the First 5 Orange County Children and Families Commission.

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  February 11, 2020

Affordable Housing: OC Board of Supervisors Back Bill to Speed Up Affordable Housing Projects

Orange County is backing a state proposal that would speed up affordable housing projects and bring much-needed relief to families struggling in one of the country's most expensive housing markets.

 

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  February 4, 2020

More than 40,000 Attend Orange County Tet Festival at Mile Square

The numbers are in: More than 40,000 people came together last weekend to celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Orange County Tet Festival.

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  January 14, 2020

Supervisor Andrew Do Unanimously Selected as Vice Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do has been unanimously selected by his colleagues to serve as Vice Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.

    TET Festival Flyer

  January 3, 2020

Supervisor Andrew Do Hosts Annual Lunar New Year Festival at Mile Square Park

Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do is sponsoring the annual OC Tet Festival at Mile Square Park on January 24, 25, and 26.