The Orange County Health Care Agency has announced that its huge vaccination site at the Orange County Fairgrounds and Event center in Costa Mesa will close on June 6th. The closing is due to a big drop in demand for vaccinations at all four of the mega vaccination sites which have seen a 75 percent drop in visitors since April.
The other mega vaccine sites closing June 6th are at the Anaheim Convention Center, Soka University and Santa Ana College the Orange County Health Care Agency will then switch to mobile units for neighborhoods or communities.
The recent news that the Orange County Fair will take place in person this year also comes with the announcement that seasonal workers for the fair are being hired. The OC Fair & Events Center is hiring workers for the fair which is due to take place July 16th through August 15th.
The positions available are varied but include positions such as admissions, parking, security, landscape crew, maintenance crews, or janitorial just to name some of the available positions. To apply you have to be 16 or older and virtual interviews as well as orientations are going to be used.
If you are hired you will get free entry to the Orange County Fair as well the ability to purchase discounted tickets for friends and family. Employees will have to follow all the COVID safety requirements that we all have become used too.
To apply or for more information visit the OC Fairs Website ocfair.com/jobs
The Orange County Fairgrounds has had a busy COVID testing site open for a long time now comes good news for Costa Mesa residents a large vaccination site is also going to open this Wednesday. The news comes from former Costa Mesa Mayor and new District Two supervisor Katrina Foley.
The new vaccination center wasn’t really a surprise as i have reported in the past that their was a plan to add one at the fairgrounds and, over the past week or so the tents have been going up. April 1st the vaccines open up for people 50 and, over so the new vaccine location has come at a good time as we try to get this pandemic under control.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors has just opened a vaccine super center in one of parking lots of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors has also discussed using the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa as an additional vaccine super center; When this might happen in the future will depend on the availability of the vaccine.
The Orange County Fairgrounds already has a large busy testing center so it as a large vaccine super center makes sense and, will be a plus to Costa Mesa as well as nearby residents.
This years Orange County Fair was cancelled because of the pandemic although an online virtual event and a drive thru with fair food was held to try to make up somewhat for the loss of the fair.
The county is under a Stay At Home order and, numbers of cases as well as people in hospital is raising; Under this situation plans have to be made for next years Orange County Fair.
The annual fair draws 1.4 million visitors and, makes $36 million in revenue so the question is how to have a 2021 event while we are still potentially in a pandemic world.
By next July no one knows what will be the status of the pandemic although hopefully it will look better as more people have been vaccinated. Even if a lot of people have been vaccinated social distancing and limiting crowd capability will most likely still be part of the picture.
It’s very likely that a 2021 Orange County Fair will happen instead of a virtual one but its also quite possible that the same restrictions we have become used too most likely also be enforced.