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    Monday, November 23, 2020
    EL CENTRO — A refrigerator unit at El Centro Regional Medical Cente is capable of storing and meeting the temperature needed for COVID-19 vaccines, the hospital said. ECRMC had used this refrigerator previously for a AstraZeneca COVID vaccine trial and has it ready in anticipation of receiving federally authorized vaccines.Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, City of El Centro / City Council, Education, Human Interest
    Friday, November 20, 2020
    IMPERIAL COUNTY — In response to a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases throughout California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced a Limited Stay at Home Order requiring generally that non-essential work, travel, and gatherings stop between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in counties in the purple tier, according to the press release. This includes Imperial ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Political, Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Press Release
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    BRAWELY — In response to the growing cases and hospitalizations of COVID-19 across the nation, state, and community, the California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) has dispatched additional beds and accompanying equipment to Pioneers Memorial Hospital, according to a press release. The 10 additional beds will be assembled and added inside Walker Auditorium and will be an extension ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, November 17, 2020
    IMPERIAL COUNTY — Governor Newsom announced that the State of California is experiencing a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases and there is concern regarding the capacity for acute care in the hospitals throughout the State, according to a press release. The governor announced that the State will be using the following measures for the color-coded tier assignments:In order to get a better picture of ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Human Interest, Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    EL CENTRO — El Centro Regional Medical Center is taking a proactive approach to ensure it can handle a surge of COVID-19 patients that could possibly occur as a result of Thanksgiving gatherings.Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA is hiring interns from high school to graduate level for a broad range of occupational fields, from veterinary science, to engineering, to natural resources management, and finance. As part of the federal Pathways Program, USDA offers paid federal internships at USDA agencies and offices around the country. This developmental program gives students experience to enhance ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, November 12, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Creating statewide access to broadband internet service may be a matter of law, but there’s a significant cost that comes with it. At Tuesday’s Imperial County Board of Supervisors meeting Imperial County Office of Education Superintendent Todd Finnell discussed the BorderLink Expansion project that would bring Internet access to rural areas within the county.Staff Writer Michael ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Education