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August 26, 2020 Volume 5 Issue 33
News and Updates

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OC Launches Second COVID-19 Testing Super Site

Today, Orange County opened a second large-scale testing operation at the Orange County Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

This new site is the result of close collaboration between the county’s COVID-19 Testing Ad Hoc Committee, consisting of Supervisor Doug Chaffee and myself, the City of Costa Mesa, and Chairwoman Steel.

It is estimated that this site will provide up to 1,000 tests per day, just like at the Anaheim super site.

Thank you to our partners, 360 Clinic and Fulgent Genetics, for making this critical effort possible.

Hours of Operation for Costa Mesa Super Site


7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hours of Operation for Anaheim Super Site


8 a.m. – 3 p.m.


To schedule an appointment, click here.


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OC Launches Multilingual Call Center

To support equal access for all Orange County residents, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposal authored by Supervisor Doug Chaffee and I to create a multilingual call center and website registration for Orange County testing sites.

While the county already offers testing and other vital resource information to our non-English speakers through the Latino Health Equity Initiative, this proposal will ensure that we get the county to move faster in making sure our residents have equal access to testing services all throughout the county. 

Read my press release for more information.

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OC Health Care Agency Launches Mental Health Campaign

Increasing access and awareness to mental health services helps ensure we are getting vital care to those most in need, especially to our non-English speaking communities.

If you or someone you know is experiencing anxiety or depression, find out ways to get support at or call NAMI for help at 877-910-9276.

Click here to find out how you can get help through the County of Orange.

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10,000 Masks Donated to Abrazar Inc.

COVID-19 has drastically changed the daily life of our seniors. Now more than ever, they need all the support we can give them.

That is why last week I visited Abrazar, Inc., a longtime provider of community centers and transportation services for seniors, to donate 10,000 masks. This donation will go a long way in protecting their staff and the seniors who still rely on their essential linkage to services.

Thank you, CEO Mario Ortega and your staff, for your tireless commitment to our communities!

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500 N95 Masks Donated to Amistad Medical Clinic

Amistad Medical Clinic operates a senior clinic in downtown Santa Ana that provides incredible medical care, community programming, and other essential services for local seniors.

Last week, the District 1 Team visited the clinic to donate over 500 N95 masks to support their frontline staff in serving our seniors.

Thank you to all the frontline medical staff at Amistad and across Orange County for continuing to fight for our communities through this pandemic!

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District 1 Food Bank in Santa Ana

This morning, the District 1 Team helped provide 150 families with critical food assistance at the French Park Plaza Apartments in Santa Ana.

Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers, many of whom have been serving at each of our food distributions! Keep an eye out for future events!

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District 1 Food Bank in Garden Grove

Last week, the District 1 Team brought nutritious food to 300 families at the Haster Basin Recreational Park in Garden Grove.

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out!


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American Family Housing’s Back-to-School Care Packages

The District 1 Team donated hundreds of pencils, frisbees, water bottles, and other school items to American Family Housing to help them put together back-to-school care packages for residents at the affordable and permanent supportive housing units they serve.

Check out the flyer below to see how you can help out!


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Friday Food Distributions with Latino Health Access

Not only is Latino Health Access the lead nonprofit for the Latino Health Equity Initiative – increasing testing capacity in our most impacted cities – but they also work with local senior facilities to ensure that our seniors have safe access to nutritious meals and community resources.

For more information on Latino Health Access’ Friday Food Distributions, follow them on social media, @lhaorg.


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Complete the Census Today!

Reaching our hard-to-count communities is essential in making sure Orange County gets the resources it deserves through the 2020 Census.

I recently sat down with Aaron Ngo from 2T Media to talk about the importance of increasing census participation in the Vietnamese community.

Remember, you can complete the Census today by phone or securely online at

Tiếng Việt: 844-461-2020

Español: 844-468-2020

English: 844-330-2020


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Weekly #MaskUpOC Winners

“Superhero” Winner

Do you know that you have superpowers to fight COVID-19? Thanks to the Disneyland Resort Ambassadors, they have created a video that tells you all about it. Thank you to everyone who participated in this amazing video!

Check out the video here.


“Youth Engagement” Winner

Serenity Castro is very enthusiastic about educating others to mask up! Thank you, Serenity, for making this fun work of art and to your grandfather, longtime Santa Ana community leader Venancio Chavez, for getting the word out to residents.



“Community Care” Winner

The American Red Cross works tirelessly to work with members of the community collecting blood donations for patients who need it the most. Most importantly, they collect these donations safely by wearing a face mask.


“Safety First” Winner

WISEPlace provides essential services to women experiencing homelessness in Orange County. The kind of work they do is needed now more than ever with so many in our communities in need. To keep doing their work safely, they make sure that their facility is healthy by ensuring visitors mask up.

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In This Issue
orange arrow OC Launches Second COVID-19 Testing Super Site
orange arrow OC Launches Multilingual Call Center
orange arrow OC Health Care Agency Launches Mental Health Campaign
orange arrow 10,000 Masks Donated to Abrazar Inc.
orange arrow 500 N95 Masks Donated to Amistad Medical Clinic
orange arrow District 1 Food Bank in Santa Ana
orange arrow District 1 Food Bank in Garden Grove
orange arrow American Family Housing’s Back-to-School Care Packages
orange arrow Friday Food Distributions with Latino Health Access
orange arrow Complete the Census Today!
orange arrow Weekly #MaskUpOC Winners
Chris Wangsaporn
Chief of Staff

Veronica Carpenter
Deputy Chief of Staff

Guadalupe Carrasco
Communications Director

Matt Haines
Communications Specialist

Chris Gaarder
Senior Policy Advisor

Ofelia Velarde-Garcia
Policy Advisor

Jack Du
District Representative

Joyce Rivero
Executive Secretary

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