El Centro, California - After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Rogar Manufacturing – a cable and wire harness manufacturer in San Jose, California – will pay $41,214 in back wages to 17 employees for wrongly denying the employees’ requests for paid sick leave for coronavirus-related reasons. The employer’s action resulted in a violation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

El Centro, California - Governor Gavin Newsom Friday issued the following statement regarding the death of El Centro Police Department Officer Efren Coronel:

El Centro, California - The El Centro Police Department is deeply saddened to announce the death of Police Officer Efren Coronel. Officer Coronel was a senior patrol officer and assigned Officer in Charge (01C) for his patrol team. He passed away June 3, 2020, from medical complications due to him contracting the coronavirus while on duty.

El Centro, California - Carroll Buckley interviewed Imperial County CEO Tony Rouhotas, Jeanette Angulo, Jeff Lamoure and Chris Herring via KXO Radio AM1230 regarding COVID-19 response Friday, May 22, 2020:

Imperial, California - Today, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors sent a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting that consideration be made to advance the entire state to the Expanded Stage 2 (also referred to as Stage 2B).  This approval would allow counties the ability to decide if they can reopen businesses, closed due to COVID-19, in a safe manner that fits with the circumstances of their county.

El Centro, California - Dr. Stephan Munday ICPHD at today's press conference provided a few insightful COVID-19 Updates: