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NEXT WEEK! DON'T MISS CAPTAIN “SULLY” SULLENBERGER AND HIS STORY OF RESILIENCE:*
We need a hero! OCBC’s Virtual Annual Dinner February 4 will feature Captain “Sully” Sullenberger. In 2009, Captain Sully safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River, saving the lives of the 155 passengers and crew on board. His inspirational heroism drew international praise and is captured in the 2016 hit film Sully. Join OCBC to hear the epic story of resilience in the face of disaster from Captain Sully himself—and the lessons leaders can take away in facing today’s challenges. Thank you title sponsor, UCI and UCI Health, presenting sponsor CHOC, and all of the generous sponsors who make Annual Dinner possible! Register here!
NEWSOM EXECUTIVE ORDER PROTECTS HEALTH CARE WORKERS FROM LEGAL LIABILITY:*
The executive order cracks down on potential vaccine profiteers in health care while extending a liability shield to workers delivering vaccines. Read the order here.
IRVINE MAYOR KAHN ASKS FOR YOUR PLEDGE--SUPPORT IRVINE CARES:*
Through Irvine Cares, community members pledge to protect one another by wearing a mask, washing their hands frequently, practicing social distancing, and staying home when sick. They commit to practicing kindness and good judgment by being respectful of others, especially those who are at increased risk for severe illness, and to being an advocate by promoting best practices in preventing COVID-19. Sign the pledge here!
STREAMLINED WORK SHARING PROGRAM OFFERS ALTERNATIVE TO LAYOFFS:*
As California businesses continue to struggle to maintain their workforces during COVID-related closures, employers should keep in mind California’s underutilized work share program, streamline by last year’s AB 1731 (Boerner Horvath; D-Encinitas). Work sharing is an unemployment insurance (UI) program that allows employers to reduce employee hours during an economic downturn while allowing employees to receive UI benefits to replace their lost wages. Learn more.
CSU TO KEEP TUITION FLAT IN 2021 - IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION SET TO RETURN IN THE FALL:*
California State University will not increase tuition for the 2021-22 school year, citing the financial impact of the pandemic. CSU also reaffirmed their aim to resume in-person instruction for the Fall 2021 term. Read more.