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EL Centro City Council to discuss countywide closure

Imperial County, CA

EL CENTRO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - El Centro's City Council meets to discuss Imperial County's response plan to California Governor Gavin Newsom's call for county closure.

The proposal includes:

  • Increase, repeat, and reinforce the message to stay at home except for essential trips, and to wear a mask whenever out in public
  • Strongly encourage businesses to enforce mask requirements
  • Close all non-essential business to in-store traffic and allow curbside pickup only
  • Further educate restaurants about proper pickup procedures
  • Strongly encourage people not to shop in a family group - one person per family per store
  • Ban non-essential gatherings of any size
  • Encourage churches and places of worship to conduct virtual services
  • Encourage businesses to allow employees to work from home as much as possible
  • Close all county parks and recreation areas, and encourage cities to close municipal parks as well
  • Collaborate and engage with cities and local law enforcement on local health orders
  • Enlist community and faith-based group to help create a new outreach plan
  • Continue the binational partnership with Mexicali to mitigate the spread of coronavirus in both countries.

The proposal needs to be signed off by the Governor. El Centro Regional Medical Center has also been the nucleus of all COVID treatment in the County. The hospital has also had to divert patients to surrounding cities.

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Gianella Ghiglino

Peruvian-born and LA raised Gianella Ghiglino joins the team from the San Fernando valley. “LA is the place that taught me how to breath and Peru is my breath.” She says she was inspired by the community she grew up in and began documenting her experience through poetry at the age of 7. “I wrote about everything I saw, felt and everything that inspired me.” When she entered High School she joined her school news station and realized that broadcast journalism allowed her to pursue her passion and her purpose all at once. Gianella attended Cal State Northridge and received a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish Broadcast Journalism, and Political Science. She did several internships while in College but most notably interned for PBS’s local LA station for three years. “My purpose is to share my story and of those in my community, my passion is writing.”


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