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April 22, 2020 Volume 5 Issue 15
News and Updates

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Face Shield Project at Mile Square Park

Last weekend, volunteers from Rotary District 5320 created face shields for local hospitals and nursing homes at Freedom Hall at Mile Square Park. It was an honor to join them to help create some face shields myself. I want to personally thank them for their efforts as well as their donation of over 10,000 face shields to St. Jude Medical Center.

To learn more about how you can volunteer or donate, visit their website:

And check out this weekend’s video here:



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Starting April 24, Employees Shall Wear a Facial Covering at Work

Starting Friday, April 24, all employees who may have contact with the public in any of the following establishments shall wear a cloth face covering. Below is my statement on this important step forward. 

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COVID-19 Testing Now Offered to Residents Unable to be Tested by their Provider

Yesterday, the OC Health Care Agency announced the launch of the OC COVID-19 Testing Network, which offers COVID-19 testing to Orange County residents who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms but are unable to receive testing through a health care provider.

Residents with symptoms of COVID-19, which generally include fever, cough, and shortness of breath, should first contact their medical provider to get guidance on testing and care.

Individuals who are unable to be tested by their provider may schedule an appointment at any Network test site to receive medical screening and test. Initial locations include:

  • AltaMed Medical Group, Anaheim
  • AltaMed Medical Group, Santa Ana/Bristol
  • Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Health Care Clinic, Garden Grove
  • UCI Health, multiple locations

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Fully Recovered COVID-19 Patients Can Now Donate their Plasma

If you’ve fully recovered from COVID-19, you’re in a unique situation to help your community by donating plasma that contains antibodies because you’ve successfully fought off the virus.

You must have complete resolution of symptoms for at least 28 days OR have no symptoms for at least 14 days prior to donation as well as a negative COVID-19 lab test.

Learn more here:

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See Something, Say Something to Protect Our Children

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we continue to rely on teachers who are now providing distance learning, as well as doctors and other providers who are currently offering services through telehealth sessions, to be hyper-vigilant when connecting with children through virtual platforms.

Because of COVID-19, the phrase “if you see something, say something” is important now more than ever to protect our children. Wear blue to show your solidarity this month.

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4/14 Morrison/Eldridge Park Neighborhood

There’s a new pop-up pantry in the Morrison/Eldridge Park neighborhood! Thank you Suzanne Agcaoili for hosting this great resource for your neighbors.

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4/14 Young Square Neighborhood

Take what you need, leave what you can spare. Thank you to the Duenas family for hosting a new pop-up pantry for the Young Square neighborhood!

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4/13 Sol Vista Neighborhood

Looking for ways to help out during these uncertain times? Jolene Evans is helping her community by hosting a Sol Vista neighborhood pop-up pantry. If you’re interested in hosting one, reach out to my office for support.

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4/17 Park Grove Neighborhood

A big thank you to Bert Ashland for hosting a Park Grove neighborhood pop-up pantry! Your kindness does not go unnoticed. Your neighbors will greatly benefit from such generosity.

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4/18 Park Heninger Park Neighborhood

The Ramirez-Rodriguez family is hosting a pop-up pantry for Heninger Park. Thank you for providing these valuable resources to your community.

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4/18 Sandpointe Neighborhood

Sandpointe has a neighborhood pop-up pantry! Thank you Marina and Micah Brown for taking the lead as our Neighborhood Captains, what you’re doing for your neighbors is incredible.

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Santa Ana Public Library’s New Programming

The Santa Ana Public Library is bringing engaging and educational content to your home!  

Beginning April 20, you can enjoy library programs virtually from the comfort of your home!

To discover more and register check out their website:

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Earth Day 2020 Activities

Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!

You can still help the environment while helping save lives by staying home.

Check out this fun guide from OC Waste & Recycling and Discovery Cube Orange County on how to make your own compost for great gardening! 

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In This Issue
orange arrow Face Shield Project at Mile Square Park
orange arrow Starting April 24, Employees Shall Wear a Facial Covering at Work
orange arrow COVID-19 Testing Now Offered to Residents Unable to be Tested by their Provider
orange arrow Fully Recovered COVID-19 Patients Can Now Donate their Plasma
orange arrow See Something, Say Something to Protect Our Children
orange arrow 4/14 Morrison/Eldridge Park Neighborhood
orange arrow 4/14 Young Square Neighborhood
orange arrow 4/13 Sol Vista Neighborhood
orange arrow 4/17 Park Grove Neighborhood
orange arrow 4/18 Park Heninger Park Neighborhood
orange arrow 4/18 Sandpointe Neighborhood
orange arrow Santa Ana Public Library’s New Programming
orange arrow Earth Day 2020 Activities
Chris Wangsaporn
Chief of Staff

Veronica Carpenter
Deputy Chief of Staff

Matt Haines
Communications Specialist

Ofelia Velarde-Garcia
Policy Advisor

Chris Gaarder
Senior Policy Advisor

Manning Pham
Administrative Assistant

Joyce Rivero
Executive Secretary

Jack Du
District Representative

Guadalupe Carrasco
Communications Coordinator

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