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September 16, 2020 Volume 5 Issue 36
News and Updates

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OC Approves Second Wellness Hub

During Tuesday’s Board Meeting, the 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.

In February 2018, the County purchased a 2.10-acre property located at 265 S. Anita Drive in Orange for the development of the Be Well OC North Campus – the first of three OC Wellness Hubs – a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership that will provide mental health treatment to all residents of Orange County.

The programs and services offered in all three OC Wellness Hubs expand on the county’s promise for providing coordinated behavioral health and substance abuse disorder services to all Orange County residents.

The first Wellness Campus, located at Anita Drive in Orange, is slated to open in January 2021.

Click here for more information.


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Free Drive-Thru and Mobile Flu Vaccine Clinics Coming to OC

Orange County cannot risk fighting a bad flu season during an already extreme health crisis brought on by COVID-19.

That’s why the Board unanimously approved my proposal to conduct free, drive-thru flu vaccine clinics in each of the five supervisorial districts as well as develop free mobile flu vaccine clinics by the end of the month. These clinics will help to avoid placing any unnecessary strain on our healthcare system.

The first drive-thru flu shot clinic in the First District will take place next month. Follow @JoinAndrewDo and stay tuned for more details.

Click here for more information.


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9-11 Never Forget

Nineteen years ago, 2,977 Americans were killed in the horrific terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. As a nation, we must never let the events of September 11, 2001, fade from our collective memory.

Last Friday, we honored survivors and paid tribute to the selfless bravery of those first responders who sacrificed so much in the service of their fellow Americans. Our prayers are with the families of those who lost loved ones and those still suffering from illness and injury associated with the attack.

The resolve of the American people is strong; we will continue to move our country forward and honor the memory of those we have lost.


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Celebrating the Contributions of the Latino Community

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of the Latino community to the United States.

From cultural masterpieces to business successes to academic triumphs and so much more, the positive impact of the Latino community on our country is both far-reaching and enormously influential. Orange County thrives because of the hard work and leadership of Latinos.

Support local Latino-owned small businesses, artists, and institutions as a way of showing your appreciation.


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Know the Signs, Find the Words, and Reach Out

With the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, it is important now more than ever to stay alert of those most at risk in our own lives. Take a moment to know the signs to look for in people who may be at risk for suicide.

If you or others need help, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Click here to learn how you can be a support for others.

For local resources, click here to visit OC Health Care’s website.


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Preparing for Natural Disasters

With the way 2020 has been going, we owe it to ourselves to spend some time preparing for disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has incredible resources for your family.

Click here to check out what your family needs to be ready for when a fire, earthquake, or other disasters strikes.

OC residents should also sign up for AlertOC at to receive local updates.


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OCTA to Improve 35 Bus Stops in Santa Ana

Last week, the OCTA Board approved my request to provide $1 million in funding to improve 35 popular bus stops across Santa Ana.

With OCTA’s funding, the City of Santa Ana will be able to create shade, seating, trash receptacles, lighting, and other improvements at popular bus stops all over town, including near Downtown Santa Ana, Santa Ana College, South Santa Ana, and Santa Anita.

Santa Ana was not eligible to receive this funding last year due to issues with financial oversight at City Hall. Now that those problems are corrected, I look forward to seeing these new and improved bus stops going up all over Santa Ana, the heart of our bus system.


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More than 5,000 Face Masks Donated to Nhan Hoa

On Monday, the First District Team donated more than 5,000 masks to the healthcare heroes at NH Health Center to help them protect our community while protecting themselves.

Nhan Hoa Clinic is a federally qualified health center and nonprofit established in 1992 and has provided over 5,000 COVID-19 tests to the community.

Thank you to CEO Jenny Nguyen, P.A. Vi Tran, and all staff for continuing to provide comprehensive care to the people of the First District!



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10/06: Blood Drive @ Magnolia Science Academy in Santa Ana

On October 6th, the American Red Cross of Southern California and First District Team are partnering up for a blood drive at Magnolia Science Academy Santa Ana to support the efforts of our healthcare heroes.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, healthy blood is in high demand. Your donation makes a difference.

You can sign up for an appointment at and enter Sponsor Code: MSASA.

All blood donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies. To learn more about how all blood donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies, click here.

Event Details  

Address: 2840 W. First St., Santa Ana, CA 92703

Location: Gym

When: October 6, 12 pm to 6 pm

If you have any questions, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)


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Weekly #MaskUpOC Winners

Slogan Winner

Even little ones can do their part to #MaskUpOC. @CarvajalF’s daughter heard about it on the radio and came up with a great slogan, “My Health, Your Health.” Congratulations on being this week’s #MaskUpOC Slogan Winner!


A shoutout to the South Orange County Community College District for their #MaskUpOC efforts! They recently provided over 40,000 masks to students, staff, and faculty. Thank you for doing your part to slow the spread!

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In This Issue
orange arrow OC Approves Second Wellness Hub
orange arrow Free Drive-Thru and Mobile Flu Vaccine Clinics Coming to OC
orange arrow 9-11 Never Forget
orange arrow Celebrating the Contributions of the Latino Community
orange arrow Know the Signs, Find the Words, and Reach Out
orange arrow Preparing for Natural Disasters
orange arrow OCTA to Improve 35 Bus Stops in Santa Ana
orange arrow More than 5,000 Face Masks Donated to Nhan Hoa
orange arrow 10/06: Blood Drive @ Magnolia Science Academy in Santa Ana
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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