One of the two
new COVID-19 positive cases is considered “community acquired,” according to
Adolphe Edward, El Centro Regional Medical Center chief executive officer.
During a 9:30
a.m. Facebook live feed from his office, Edward announced that a man in his
mid-50s who is resting comfortably in ECRMC today (March 20) has what is
“considered now a community-acquired infection.”
The three other
positive cases, two earlier positives out of El Centro from March 11 and a
third positive confirmed from Pioneers Memorial Hospital in Brawley on March
19, were all “travel-associated” COVID occurrences, according to county Public
Health officials. The fourth case was still under investigation as of late
Edward’s announcement is the first official confirmation that COVID-19 has now been spread from within Imperial County.
Health and County Operations Update
the Imperial County Public Health Department on March 19:
the Imperial County Public Health Department announced that two additional
residents have tested positive for COVID1-19. The two individuals sought
medical attention after feeling ill. One contracted the illness outside
Imperial County and the other is still under investigation. They are both
hospitalized. No additional information will be shared due to
brings the total number of cases for COVID-19 in Imperial County to four.
for Small Businesses
the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corp.:
County Workforce and Economic Development Office
the Imperial County Executive Office:
In light of the ongoing concerns over the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Imperial County Workforce and Economic
Development Office (ICWED) is taking precautionary measures to ensure the
safety and well-being of staff and clients.
Effective March 17, 2020, all American Job
Centers of California (AJCC), will be closed to the public. The computer banks
at the comprehensive AJCC’s located in El Centro, Calexico, and Brawley will be
available for limited services by appointment only. Please call the numbers
below for assistance:
Centro AJCC – 1550 Main Street, El Centro, CA 92243 office (442) 265-7579
Brawley AJCC – 860 Main Street,
Brawley, CA 92227 office (442) 265-5376
Winterhaven Satellite AJCC- 676
Baseline Road, Winterhaven, CA 92281 CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Calipatria Satellite AJCC – 501 W.
Main Street, Room 4, Calipatria, CA 92233 CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
El Centro East Satellite – 2799 S. 4th
St., El Centro, CA 92243 CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
the city manager’s office:
response, to that and our continued effort to monitor and implement County,
State and Federal guidelines for coronavirus COVID-19, the City has issued new
restrictions at City facilities.
Monday, March 23, 2020: City Facilities will be closed to the Public, but
remain operational i.e. Imperial Police Department, City Hall, Community
Development and Imperial Public Library.
o Payments for utility services, business licenses, and any other
transaction-based services must be made by credit card online or over the
phone, check or money order can be mailed or dropped off in our drop box at 420
S Imperial Avenue, Imperial, CA 92251; – Disconnections for delinquent utility
customers will be suspended for 60 days; – Special Events such as Spring Clean
Up and Imperial Market Days Festival of Colors have been postponed until
County Tax Collector
the Imperial County Executive Office:
Tax Collector Announces Office Closure and Property Tax Deadline Information
health and safety of the residents and employees of the County of Imperial
continue to be of primary concern for County officials. Therefore, as part of
the nationwide effort to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Treasurer-Tax
Collector’s Office will NOT be open to the public from March 20, 2020 through
March 31, 2020. These dates are subject to change at a later date.
understand and share the public’s anxiety and concern about the impacts of the
2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Our hope is that we all stay safe during these
uncertain times. Unfortunately, the Imperial County Tax Collector cannot change
the April 10th deadline for the Second Installment of Property Taxes
which is established by State law. Furthermore, critical county services,
schools and local financial obligations are dependent on these scheduled
County does have the authority to waive penalties, costs or other charges
resulting from tax delinquency due to reasonable cause and certain
circumstances related to this crisis. Property owners who anticipate tax
payment delinquency should contact the Tax Collectors Office at 442-265-1270.
For your safety and the safety of others, we
strongly encourage you to make property tax payments online or over the
telephone. Second Installment Property Tax payments are due no later
than April 13, 2020.