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SCHOOL IN THE FALL? 5G FROM THE EXPERTS, WESTIN ANAHEIM JOB FAIR, WOMEN HELPING WOMEN WEBINARS, AND MORE! 
HOT OFF THE PRESS:
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FEATURES DISTANCE LEARNING FAQ'S:*
  • Under Governor Newsom’s orders, school will start the fall with distance learning. In order to aid parents and districts with the new learning practices, California Department of Education has released online resources to answer all questions. 

WHAT IS 5G - WHAT WILL IT DO FOR OC - AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:*

OC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS COULD REOPEN FOR CLASSROOM LEARNING:*
  • OC elementary schools could reopen for classroom teaching if parents, teachers and community groups sign off on the plans, along with interim OC health officer Dr. Clayton Chau. Current recommendations call for no reopenings for elementary schools in counties that have exceeded 200 positive cases per 100,000 people. OC’s case rate now sits at 115 per 100,000 people.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PARTNERS WITH APPLE AND T-MOBILE TO CONNECT STUDENTS:* 
  • One million Californian students will receive computing devices and IPads equipped with high-speed connectivity for the fall. In addition, California teachers will receive complimentary Apple Teacher Learning Center access. The State’s partnership with Apple and T-Mobile will provide teachers and students resources needed to create a seamless virtual learning experience. 

KNOTT'S SCARY FARM 2020 CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19:*
  • The 48th Halloween Haunt separate-admission event will not return this season as Knott’s Berry Farm awaits COVID-19 guidelines for safely reopening California theme parks that have yet to be released by the state. Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood, Oogie Boogie Bash at Disney California Adventure and Dark Harbor at the Queen Mary have already been cancelled.
ADVOCACY UPDATES:
LIABILITY PROTECTIONS, 501(C)6 RELIEF TOP PRIORITIES FOR COVID RELIEF BILL:
  • The House, Senate and President are negotiating “phase four” of coronavirus relief bill negotiations. Two of OCBC’s highest priorities are ensuring businesses have a coronavirus liability shield as they reopen and extending federal relief to 501(c)6 nonprofits. The Senate bill proposes to protect businesses, except those that have shown “gross negligence”, from liability if they prove they have made “reasonable efforts” to comply with government guidelines. The House and Senate relief bills would allow many 501(c)6 organizations to be eligible for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, but liability protection is missing from the House bill. Help us and contact your House Representative and Senators HERE to let them know how imperative these policies are. 

ECONOMIC RECOVERY
WESTIN ANAHEIM RESORT HOST JOB FAIRS TO FILL 400 POSITIONS:*
  • Westin Anaheim Resort will host two rounds of job fairs to fill a multitude of positions such as food & beverage, guest services, engineering, culinary, stewarding, and more. All interested applications may attend the August 18th job fair from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Hotel. Learn more.

WEBINAR- UPSKILL OC VIRTUAL CAREER COACHING WORKSHOPS:* 
  • UpSkill OC offers OC residents access to free career coaching workshops to help enhance career opportunities and skills. This four-week career coaching workshop will cover topics that range from self-care and self-actualization, secrets to successful career outcomes, how to find a job, and LinkedIn tutorials. Register here

ANAHEIM, LA HABRA, AND FULLERTON SMALL BUSINESS GRANT RELIEF PROGRAM:
  • Grants up to $10,000 will be available to eligible small businesses and non-profits. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first funded basis. The program will permanently close on Saturday, August 22nd at 5:00 p.m. or when each city allocation is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

BUSINESS RESOURCES:
WOMEN HELPING WOMEN WEBINAR SERIES FEATURES HELPFUL RESOURCES:*
  • The webinar series covers a number of critical topics including: virtual networking, computer basics, remote interviewing and more. The next webinar is today at 11: 00 a.m. Women Helping Women Webinar Schedule

PODCAST: ANNE CHOW, CEO OF AT&T BUSINESS - ON THE JOURNEY TO INCLUSION & DIVERSITY BY 2030:
  • The podcast, Futures In Focus features Anne Chow, CEO of AT&T Business in the break down of the four steps that implement systematic change in the workplace to provide diversity and inclusion for future generations of leadership.

WEBINAR- PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION WORKSHOP

SMALL BIZ RESOURCES:
COVID-19 NEWS:
CAUTION! LOOK OUT FOR HAND SANITIZER WITH METHANOL:*
  • National retailers such as Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club and Costco have partnered with the FDA to pull hand sanitizers that contains methanol from its shelves. Methanol is recognized as wood alcohol and can cause severe side effects when ingested by children and adults. The FDA has recalled, imposed bans on hand sanitizer brands coming from Mexico that contain methanol, and have issued a do-not-use list. 

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND UPDATES
DRIVE-THROUGH PET VACCINE CLINIC:* 
  • Mission Viejo Animal Center will provide a low-cost drive-through pet services such as rabies and other pet vaccinations, microchipping, and license renewal for Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Laguna Hills residents on Saturday, August 8 at 28095 Hillcrest. Learn More.

MAYOR’S MASK GIVEAWAY WITH THE IRVINE CITY COUNCIL:
  • FivePoint Holdings, LLC’s generous mask donation to the City of Irvine will be available to the public on Saturday, August 8th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Irvine Civic Center. Each car will be gifted a box of 50 disposable masks. Learn more.

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS:
UCI HEALTH HOLDS 20 YEAR TITLE ON AMERICA’S BEST HOSPITALS LIST:*
  • For twenty years in a row, U.S. News & World Report recognized UCI Health as one of America’s Best Hospitals for its innovative healthcare. Additional UCI Health programs were nationally acknowledged in the report with gynecology, No. 16; urology, No. 24; nephrology, No. 43; and geriatrics, No. 45. UCI Health also received top marks for adult procedures such as abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, and lung cancer surgery. Congratulations UCI Health!

U.S. BANK RECEIVES $65 MILLION IN TAX CREDITS:
  • The community development portion of U.S. Bank will receive $65 million of tax credit allocations to help bridge the economic gap in lower-income communities. “With this allocation, we’ve maintained our commitment to investing in projects that erode the racial wealth divide, while also focusing on building relationships and a pipeline of projects in rural communities of color,” said Terra Neilson, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Entity program manager.

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