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    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Health Officer has issued an amended Health Officer Order that takes effect today and will remain in effect until further notice. The amended order reiterates the stay-at-home order for all residents living in Imperial County, except to attend to critical needs such as getting food, medications or medical assistance.   Additionally, all businesses in Imperial ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Sunday, March 29, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Public Health Department order more than two weeks ago that closed many businesses, which is set to expire on Tuesday, may not be needed anymore. That is a question county supervisors will consider Tuesday.
    Categories: Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, General News Article
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    EL CENTRO — A limited number of proceedings will resume at the county Superior Court courthouse here on Wednesday, following a partial temporary closure prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Those scheduled for resumption include criminal and juvenile matters, restraining order hearings and other matters necessary to protect public safety, the county Superior Court announced Wednesday.Staff Writer ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Political, Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    EL CENTRO — Capt. William Perkins is the new commanding officer of the Naval Air Facility here. He relieved Capt. Derrick Kingsley, who held temporary command of the base after the retirement of Capt. Brent Alfonzo on Jan. 24.By Tom Bodus, Editor in Chief, IV Press
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    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: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    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: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning approved several emergency declarations amounting to $345,000 in funds to assist the homeless population during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Services Director Veronica Rodriguez asked the supervisors to execute a pending Homeless Emergency Aid Program contract for almost $45,000 for medical necessities and hotel vouchers to ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article, Political
    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: Community, Fun Facts, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Education, Human Interest
    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: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County and the Imperial Valley Continuum of Care will be receiving more than a half million dollars between them to help protect the health and safety of the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency funding was authorized under Senate Bill 89, which was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on March 17. The next day, the governor’s office allocated $100 million to ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, Community, General News Article
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program board on Thursday voted to approve a resolution declaring a state of emergency due to the outbreak and spread of COVID-19. The emergency declaration allows IVROP to take the appropriate steps to respond to the potential spread of COVID-19.Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors
    Thursday, March 12, 2020
    EL CENTRO — The Imperial County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday questioned why cost of the Niland Public Safety Facility was increasing in cost. The project, which is 10 percent completed, initially was going to cost $5 million, but it is increasing to $6.23 million, Public Works Director John Gay told the supervisors.
    Categories: Education, Imperial County / Board of Supervisors, General News Article