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November 25, 2020 Volume 5 Issue 46
News and Updates

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OC Now Offers At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

In an effort to make COVID-19 testing more accessible, timely, and convenient, the County of Orange launched a new initiative this week to offer at-home saliva-based COVID-19 test kits, powered by Ambry Genetics, starting within communities most at-risk for contracting the virus. The tests are now available for individuals in Santa Ana and Anaheim and will be rolled out countywide soon.

To request a kit shipped to your home, along with a return label, click here. For added convenience and support for those that need assistance with ordering a test kit online, the following health centers are available to provide assistance including translation, email setup, and FedEx pickup.

Participating Community Clinics:

Family Health Matters Community Health Center, Fullerton

901 W. Orangethorpe Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832

Monday – Friday


Families Together of Orange County, Tustin

661 W. First St. #G, Tustin, CA 92780

Wednesday – Friday


Korean Community Services (KCS) Health Center, Anaheim

451 West Lincoln Ave. Suite 100, Anaheim 92805

Tuesday & Thursday


Serve the People Community Health Center, Santa Ana

1206 17th St. #101, Santa Ana CA 92701

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday


Southland Integrated Health Services, Inc., Garden Grove

9862 Chapman Ave., Suite B, Garden Grove, CA 92841

Monday – Friday


Click here to learn more about the at-home COVID-19 test kit.

Click here to visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

Please email if additional assistance is needed.

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Stay Safe this Holiday Season!

I know that our celebrations are very different this year, with COVID-19 preventing us from gathering as we normally would. My family is spending some quality time together this holiday season but missing our extended family and relatives who we are usually so excited to see.

While this is far from ideal, it is the best course of action we can take in order to make sure next Thanksgiving is one of family gatherings and expressions of togetherness. Do your part, wear a mask, and practice physical distancing.

Together, we can beat this virus so we may celebrate the holidays as they are intended, close together with those we love.

Wishing everyone a joyous Thanksgiving!

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Recognizing Latino Health Access’ Work in the Community

It was an honor to be recognized by Latino Health Access, alongside Supervisor Doug Chaffee, for our work in creating the Latino Health Equity Initiative, a program designed to address many of the barriers that keep people from accessing vital information and resources that have only been exacerbated by COVID-19.

Thank you, Executive Director Dr. America Bracho and all staff, for your critical work in providing testing and resources to our Latino communities across Orange County during this pandemic. I look forward to continuing the good work we have accomplished together.

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50,000 Meals Delivered to Those Most in Need

Last week, the First District Team attended the “Delivering with Dignity OC” event to recognize their outstanding work for providing 50,000 meals to Orange County residents most in need!

Special thanks to Cambalache Grill Argentine & Italian Cuisine owner, Teresa Razo, for all of your efforts in Fountain Valley and throughout Orange County.

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Orange County First Assembly Continues with Weekly Food Distributions

Thank you, Pastor Drew and the congregation of Orange County First Assembly, for your dedication to help feed our community during these challenging times.

Yesterday, they helped families at their weekly food distribution in Santa Ana. Thank you for all that you do for those most in need!

To find out more about future food distributions, visit the Orange County First Assembly on Facebook.  

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Our Local Veteran Celebrates 107th Birthday!

The First District Team helped celebrate WWII U.S. Army Veteran Mr. Warren Bussey’s 107th birthday at a drive-thru party last weekend in Santa Ana.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Bussey, and thank you for your service!

Special thanks to Bishop Gale Oliver Jr. from the Greater Light Family Church for the heartfelt invocation.

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Updates for Treated Wood Waste Starting 2021

Due to changes in state laws, residents and businesses will no longer be able to dispose of treated wood waste at County landfills beginning January 1, 2021.

Treated Wood Waste (TWW) is any wood treated with chemical preservatives to protect from insects or decay. This includes common home and construction project waste such as fence posts, sill plates, landscape timbers, pilings, guard rails, decking, patio posts, railroad ties, and more.

Click here for more information about the new changes.

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Public Opinion for Walking and Biking Facilities

OC Public Works is working on an Active Transportation Plan (ATP) and will host virtual walk audits to hear your opinion regarding upcoming transportation facilities in your neighborhood.

For more information, and to see virtual meeting dates, click here.

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In This Issue
orange arrow OC Now Offers At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits
orange arrow Stay Safe this Holiday Season!
orange arrow Recognizing Latino Health Access’ Work in the Community
orange arrow 50,000 Meals Delivered to Those Most in Need
orange arrow Orange County First Assembly Continues with Weekly Food Distributions
orange arrow Our Local Veteran Celebrates 107th Birthday!
orange arrow Updates for Treated Wood Waste Starting 2021
orange arrow Public Opinion for Walking and Biking Facilities
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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