Orange County sheriff to begin early release of some inmates

Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes is set to begin releasing inmates with 60 days or less to go on their sentences in an effort to reduce the jail population during an outbreak of coronavirus in the Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana.

OC CEO sounds alarms on hand sanitizer shortages

A Garden Grove-based hand sanitizer manufacturer has about two weeks of alcohol left to make the product because of heavy demand caused by the coronavirus outbreak, its CEO said Thursday.

OC doctor invents device to monitor coronavirus symptoms

A Rancho Santa Margarita physician who helped develop a medical kit that can help doctors diagnose coronavirus said Wednesday he is hoping to accelerate federal approval of the invention to help patients and doctors during the pandemic.

Knott's Berry Farm extends COVID-19 closure until May

The operators of Knott's Berry Farm have announced that the amusement park would stay closed until at least mid-May due to the coronavirus, extending the timeline of a previously announced closure for the rest of this month.

Coronavirus prompts mall closures in SoCal

The four malls in Los Angeles and Orange counties owned by Simon will be closed through March 29 in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, joining closures of the Westfield malls and South Coast Plaza.

OC officials revising coronavirus order; 42 cases currently

Orange County officials are working on a revision of an order from the county's chief health officer that led to confusion among some residents who thought they were being told to shelter in place during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Coronavirus cases reach nine in Orange County

The number of active coronavirus cases in Orange County rose to nine on Friday, and county officials said they will begin providingdaily online updates about the status of the illness locally.

9 coronavirus cases reported in Orange County

The number of active coronavirus cases in Orange County rose to nine Friday, and county officials said they will henceforth provide daily online updates about the status of the illness locally.