Posted by on September 9, 2021 12:01 am
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Orange County Board of Supervisors Block Additional Weekly COVID-19 Public Updates

In a recent Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairman Andrew Do and Doug Chaffee blocked daily COVID-19 updates and press briefings held by Supervisor Katrina Foley.    “When we have updated numbers on COVID-19 posted daily, followed by weekly press releases and press calls by the Country’s CEO team and our County Health Officer, taking county staff away from their jobs for private publicity events is not the most appropriate use of public resources,” Supervisor Do said in a statement. “It is an abuse of power to use county executive staff to self-promote.”    Beginning on Aug. 13, additional daily media briefings were hosted by Foley in partnership with Dr. Chau and the Orange County Health Care Agency while weekly press releases with updated COVID-19 county information were also published.   While he opposed the daily COVID-19 briefings, Chaffee expressed his support for the health agency in their effort to combat COVID-19. “As …

Originally appeared on The Epoch Times

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