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    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Imperial County residents living in unincorporated areas who can show they have been hurt financially by COVID-19 cannot be evicted by landlords now for not being able to pay rent for at least the next two months. The Imperial County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday adopted an uncodified emergency ordinance to establish a temporary prohibition during the COVID-19 pandemic on related ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Saturday, March 28, 2020
    EL CENTRO — As thousands of people across the state are wondering what to do after losing their jobs due to the coronavirus virus, many are turning to unemployment insurance benefits as a way to pay their bills. For a lot of residents it can be a confusing process, but the State of California and the federal government are making it easier and quicker.
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The number of positive tests for COVID-19 in Imperial County nearly doubled Thursday evening with the confirmation of eight more cases. That brings the number of positive tests to 17, the Imperial County Public Health Department said. Of the eight new cases, five were reported to be recovering at home and three are hospitalized. There have also been 114 negative test results to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    CALEXICO – The Calexico clinic of a private primary care physician started providing COVID-19 testing for local individuals who have been prescreened by clinicians and have met certain criteria. Dr. Tien Vo said he has the capacity to test about between 20 to 50 pre-screened individuals daily and has tested on average about 15 to 20 patients a day since Monday. The majority of those tested ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    OCOTILLO — Kids are getting fed here, too. One man is making sure of it. There are currently free meal distribution sites established at 37 public school campuses throughout Imperial County during the ongoing COVID-19 school closures.Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3442.
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    HOLTVILLE — Ever since school closed on March 17, staff and administrators at Pine Elementary have been, well, pining for their students. They decided to do something about it, so on Tuesday morning they jumped in their cars and formed a parade that passed by the home of nearly every student while they waved to say, “Hi.”Staff Writer Vincent Osuna can be reached at vosuna@ivpressonline.com or ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The number of positive cases of novel coronavirus rose by a third Tuesday with an announcement from the Imperial County Public Health Department that three more had been confirmed. The health department said the three new cases were each linked to close contact with one of the previous six cases confirmed by the county. The department said all three reported mild symptoms that did ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, Human Interest
    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    EL CENTRO — One of the two most recent patients confirmed to have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a staff member at Southwest High School, the Central Union High School District announced Sunday in a release. The Imperial County Public Health Department announced late Saturday that two additional patients in the County had tested positive for COVID-19. The patients were ...read more
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, General News Article
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    BRAWLEY — Pioneer’s Memorial Healthcare District was the scene of a bloodletting Thursday, when 12 positions were eliminated and at least 10 employees were shown the door in an effort to shave costs in an organization that has been experiencing significant losses. PMHD CEO Larry Lewis confirmed positions had been eliminated in public relations and marketing, human resources, clinical ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    EL CENTRO — New habits are hard. It isn’t human nature to want to leave space in queueing situations, but keeping those gaps are important. Even with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s statewide “shelter in place” order requiring residents to “stay at home or at their place of residence except as needed to maintain continuity of operations of federal critical infrastructure sectors,” there are still reasons ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Human Interest
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Community transmission of COVID-19 has been confirmed with Imperial County’s fourth positive test. The Imperial County Public Health Department announced the fourth case late Thursday, and El Centro Regional Medical Center CEO Dr. Adolphe Edward confirmed the result in a live Facebook webcast Friday morning. Edward said the patient is a local man in his mid-50s and that the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Grocery store shortages of certain items have prompted an increasing number of local senior citizens to turn to the county Area Agency on Aging for help as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the agency has been providing impacted seniors with water, toilet paper and tissue upon request, while also fielding an increasing number of requests for items such as toothpaste ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The governments of United States and Mexico announced Friday that international travel would be restricted along the Southwest border. to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 The restrictions will prohibit recreational and tourist travel, take effect at midnight Friday, and be in place for a minimum of 30 days, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security press release stated.    ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    EL CENTRO — On Thursday afternoon, Imperial County officials were working on deciding which offices would remain open and which ones would be shuttered due to the COVID-19 virus. As the county was finishing up deciding what departments were essential and nonessential, what their hours of operation would be, or whether they would have any hours at all, big news broke that went further than the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    IMPERIAL — The Imperial Valley Food Bank, which over the past 30 days has helped around 24,000 food-insecure individuals receive a modicum of sustenance, is operating with a skeleton crew. The non-profit organization typically relies a substantial amount of volunteer assistance to fulfill its mission of helping keep hunger at bay, usually having about 60 to 100 helpers per month, per Executive ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Assistant District Attorney Deborah Owen on Tuesday asked the Imperial County Board of Supervisors to take a stance against the courts handling nonviolent cases during the novel coronavirus crisis. The California Supreme Court, she said, is allowing counties to make their own decisions on whether to close or make any changes to the courts.
    Categories: Education, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    CALEXICO – The Heffernan Memorial Healthcare District on Wednesday approved the planned purchase of respiratory systems that could help protect medical providers dealing with the threat of COVID-19 in Calexico. It unanimously approved the expenditure of up to $25,000 to purchase several self-contained breathing apparatus that local medical providers can use in response to the potential threat ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    BRAWLEY — Imperial County has a third patient who has tested positive for novel coronavirus. Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District CEO Larry Lewis confirmed the result Thursday evening. Very few details were available regarding the patient as of press time. That included the patient’s sex, age or whether the virus was contracted within the community or acquired elsewhere Lewis did say the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest