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SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING, GOV’S CLIMATE ACTION DAY, OCTA BIKE TO WORK, THEME PARK HEALTH PROTOCOLS, AND MORE!
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GOVERNOR’S CALIFORNIA CLIMATE ACTION DAY. WATCH THE RECAP:*
  • California Climate Action Day is a convening of world, state, tribal and local leaders, business executives and other experts to discuss innovative solutions to a wide array of climate challenges facing the state. Watch the recap!

RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY*:
  • 25 September is “If you See Something, Say Something” National Awareness Day. Department of Homeland Security is encouraging all public safety agencies to promote the day on their social media profiles. DHS has created social media materials for everyone to post. Attached is OCIACs public awareness flyer we encourage any of your agencies to use with your local public awareness campaign. See Something Say Something Campaign.

DISNEYLAND’S INCREDIBLE SAFETY PROTOCOLS:*
  • OCBC’s CEO Lucy Dunn and VP Economic Development Jesse Ben-Ron joined VIPS including OC Supervisor Doug Chafee and CEO Frank Kim to look behind the scenes Wednesday at Downtown Disney, as well as what will take place when Disneyland and California Adventure are open. The health and safety of guests is priority one. Having worked with sister parks around the globe, Disneyland knows exactly what works. Disney limits the number of guests, requires reservations, increased cleaning, sanitizer and hand wash stations, set up contactless ordering and payment, physical distancing, and every guest must wear a mask, health protocols. Disney Health Protocols. 

NAIL SERVICES MAY BE PERFORMED INDOORS:*

2020-21 OC COMMUNITY INDICATORS VIRTUAL ROLLOUT RECAP:*
  • If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend OCBC's Orange County Community Indicators Virtual Rollout, here is your chance! Watch video here!

JOSEPH I. CASTRO APPOINTED CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY CHANCELLOR:*
  • Joseph I. Castro will serve as the eighth chancellor of the California State University system and will be the first-ever California native and Mexican American appointed. Castro services as the president of Fresno State and is known for his leadership in higher education, public policy, and mentorship to nationwide university presidents. 

OC UNITED WAY PROGRAM UPSKILL OC VIRTUAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT MASTER CLASS:*
  • Virtual Career Development Master Class, Saturday, October 10, 9:00 – 11:00 am. The Master Class will feature a presentation on virtual interviewing and provide two opportunities for Orange County job-seekers to participate in mock interviews and resume/LinkedIn review with professionals from different industries. Learn more!

SafeDineOC GRANTS HAVE BEEN RAISED TO $5,000, SHARE THE NEWS!:
TURNING RED TAPE INTO RED CARPET SPOTLIGHT:
COUNTY OF ORANGE HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICE’S ELECTRONIC APPLICANT RATING SYSTEM:*
  • The Electronic Applicant Rating System, or “EARS”, will allow County of Orange Human Resource Services to have an interactive conversation with job candidates while allowing raters to quickly and easily grade candidate responses. EARS helps the County adapt to “the new normal” while eliminating the cumbersome, paper-based process used before EARS. EARS is easy to use and is low-cost to maintain, with overwhelmingly positive user feedback. Candidate ratings are calculated automatically for recruiters in real-time and summaries of candidate scores can be produced easily without time-consuming, manual data entry.

ADVOCACY UPDATES:
BIZ TO CONGRESS: PASS “PHASE FOUR” RELIEF PACKAGE NOW:
  • Congress and the Trump administration must act swiftly to reach an agreement for a “phase four” relief package. Major employers like airlines, restaurants, retailers and small businesses are in desperate need of assistance to avoid furloughing staff or closing entirely. Contact youMember of CongressSenators and the Speaker’s office today to ask them to compromise and reach an agreement to support America’s employers and workforce. 

NEWSOM SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER: ALL NEW PASSENGER VEHICLES TO BE ZERO-EMISSION BY 2035:
  • The California Air Resources Board will develop the regulations as well as develop regulations to mandate that all operations of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles be 100 percent zero emission by 2045 where feasible. The order also requires state agencies, in partnership with the private sector, to accelerate deployment of affordable fueling and charging options. Read the full executive order. 

BUSINESS RESOURCES:
ONLINE FEDERAL TAX RESOURCES:*

CA COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT GRANTS:*
  • The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development announced that the 20-21 grant solicitation for the California Community Reinvestment Grants (CalCRG) program is now available. To check if your community is eligible click here. More information can be found at Grant Solicitation.

WEBINAR- COVID-19: UNDERSTANDING THE FEDERAL RESPONSE AND RELIEF OFFERED TO EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS IN CA:*
  • In partnership with ADP, CA Labor Commissioner’s Office is set to launch a Business Engagement Program for Employers to understand labor laws. The webinar series is open to all employers, and will provide critical information and best practices to help protect both workers and businesses. For more information or to register click here.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES:
COVID-19 NEWS
SIX WAYS COVID-19 MAY BE IMPACTING YOUR CHILD’S MENTAL HEALTH:*

POTENTIAL COVID-19 VIRUS VULNERABILITY DETECTED:*
  • Scientific studies have reported a “pocket” in the virus’ spike protein that can help future treatments. This “pocket” enters into healthy cells and effects the body’s immune functions. Scientists suggest that vaccines in development can target the “pocket” and create vulnerabilities. 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND UPDATES
THIS WEEKEND -MUSIC IS IN BLOOM WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY’S VIRTUAL OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION:
  • On Saturday, September 26th, join the virtual opening night celebration of the 2020-21 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series. Invite your ten closest friends and experience the musical works of Carl St. Clair, Music Director, and renown guest pianists. Tickets are available here!

THIS WEEKEND - SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL HOSTS WEEKEND OUTDOOR MARKETPLACE:*
  • This weekend from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., enjoy Sawdust’s Weekend Outdoor Marketplace at its historical 3-acre eucalyptus grove where guests can shop local art, and enjoy outdoor dining and live music.

THIS WEEKEND - 26TH ANNUAL BALBOA ISLAND ARTWALK:*
  • The 26th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk will take place on Sunday, September 27th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. along the South Bayfront Promenade and will feature over 90 artists showcasing paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography.

THIS WEEKEND - FREE MASKS DRIVE-THRU FOR ANAHEIM RESIDENTS:
  • On Saturday, September 26 from 8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., join the City of Anaheim for a drive-thru mask distribution. Residents will receive one pack of single-use masks and other promotional giveaways. 

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:
OCTA PRESENTS BIKE TO WORK WEEK 2020:*
  • Bike to Work Week 2020 encourages employees and community residents to join the pledge to bike to work and errands through September 27, 2020. OCTA’s bike challenge includes, bike to get coffee, bike to run an errand, bike on a trail, time yourself to beat your own personal record, and bike on your lunch break. Participants will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a top-of-the-line bike or bike rack. 

PCL CONSTRUCTION WILL HOST FIRST-EVER VIRTUAL LOT PROPTECH SUMMIT:*
  • Join PCL Construction and Eddy Solutions on Thursday, November 19 at 9:00 a.m. to explore how users can leverage technology to improve efficiencies and manage risk and resources, the evolvement of Internet of Things and how to build automation ecosystems. Learn more about loT Proptech Summit and register here. 

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