June 2022
Andy's Updates shares news about all aspects of the Anaheim community. Thanks for tuning in!

This month's issue includes:

  • COVID-19 case update
  • NAMM returns
  • Be Water Smart
  • Get wildfire ready
  • OC Green Expo

Find more about the city of Anaheim at Anaheim.net.
COVID-19: cases rising
It's something none of us wants to hear, but it's true: COVID-19 cases are rising across Anaheim and Orange County.

The trend, driven by the omicron BA.2 variant, started in early April and gained steam in May.

For the seven days through May 31, Anaheim saw 669 new cases, up from 563 new cases a week earlier. That was part of 5,593 new Orange County new cases for the week, up from 5,254 new cases a week earlier.

For Anaheim and OC, we're at case levels comparable to late February and the tail end of the original omicron wave.

Thankfully, hospitalizations and deaths are stable, thanks to vaccines and new treatments available.

Even with the rising cases, there are no major restrictions in place or expected, though that could always change. Across California, the approach now is to live with coronavirus given medical advancements available today that weren't with us in earlier stages of the pandemic.

Wearing masks or limiting activities comes down to individual concerns and considerations.

For testing locations, visit Anaheim.net/testing.

For vaccine locations, visit Anaheim.net/vaccines.
NAMM returns to Anaheim
Welcome back NAMM!

The music industry's leading tradeshow returns Friday through Sunday. It's NAMM's first show back since January 2020, when it was the last large Anaheim Convention Center show just before the pandemic took hold locally.

NAMM will be among the largest shows we've hosted this year, though, as with most, it is working its way back to pre-pandemic levels in the years to come.

The show will still be big with a lot of business and fun for music and audio equipment makers and the retailers and other buyers who come to see all the latest gear. In all, there will more than 3,500 brands of instruments, sound, lighting and other products on display.

As a business show, NAMM is not open to the public. But it means a lot for Anaheim.

NAMM is part of our visitor economy, which is Anaheim's primary source of funding for police, fire and community services.

The tens of thousands of visitors expected at NAMM mean funding for city services through hotel stays, dining, shopping and entertainment.

So welcome back NAMM attendees and thanks for supporting Anaheim!
Be Water Smart: know when to water
California's drought is real, and that means we need to do our part and join our regional and state partners by taking action to conserve this vital resource.

Last month, we introduced a three-day per week watering schedule for Anaheim residents.

If your address ends in an even number, your watering days are Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

If your address ends in an odd number, your watering days are Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Remember to run your sprinklers before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m. and for eight minutes or less at each station.

Find incentives and more ways to save water at Anaheim.net/BeWaterSmart
Get wildfire ready
Peak wildfire season is upon us and we're doing our part to get Anaheim prepared.

Anaheim Fire & Rescue recently held a wildfire training for Anaheim firefighters and neighboring agencies. While the crews brushed up on their wildfire fighting skills, it served as a good reminder for residents to join the effort and prepare their home and family for wildfire season.

What does that look like?
  • Have an evacuation plan for your household, including pets
  • Find your evacuation zone at Anaheim.net/KnowYourWay
  • Set aside a "go bag" packed with essential items you would need if evacuated
  • Make a list of important medications and documents to take if evacuated
  • Go shopping for nonperishable food items, bottled water and other basic necessities to have on hand
  • Look around your home to see if any tree branches touching the roofline or overgrown shrubs need trimming or removal
  • Follow Anaheim Fire & Rescue and the city of Anaheim on social media for news and updates (see links in newsletter footer)

Anaheim Fire & Rescue is hosting an Emergency Essentials Workshop on June 11 from 9 a.m. to noon that can help you get a head start on preparing. The workshop will be held at the North Net Training Center at 2400 E. Orangewood Ave., across from Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Learn more and register here.

If you're interested in volunteering during an emergency, Anaheim's Community Emergency Response Team is looking for you. Learn more here.

For more preparedness tips and info, head to Anaheim.net/BeReady
OC Green Expo returns June 11
Downtown Anaheim will go green on June 11 as it welcomes the OC Green Expo on Center Street Promenade.

Join us downtown between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to explore all the new and fun ways you can incorporate sustainability into your daily life.

Hosted by Anaheim Public Utilities, the OC Green Expo connects Anaheim and the greater Orange County community with sustainable resources, organizations and vendors. Learn about water and energy conservation and waste reduction. And if you're interested in an electric car, you'll enjoy our fan-favorite ride and drive.
In addition to sustainable resources, you can enjoy interactive activities and games for all ages, eco-friendly giveaways and raffles.
  • Test drive an electric vehicle
  • Bring your small e-waste items, in exchange for an LED bulb
  • Attend a sustainability workshop
  • Visit dozens of sustainable exhibitors
  • Grab a bite from the food trucks
  • Bring the little ones to the kids zone
  • Pre-register online then check in when you arrive to receive a free canvas tote and be entered into the raffle

See more of what's in store here.

Pre-register at Anaheim.net/GreenExpo
More at Anaheim.net