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$1,000 FOR SAFE OC RESTAURANTS! LEGISLATORS: FIX EDD NOW, JURASSIC PARK, SO. OC PET CLINIC AND MORE!
OCBC AND THE COUNTY OF ORANGE LAUNCH #SafeDineOC $1000 GRANT PROGRAM FOR RESTAURANTS:*

What you need to know:
  • OCBC and the County of Orange have partnered to support local restaurants with a $1,000 grant.
  • Restaurants that receive the grant will be featured on a safe restaurant list on OCBC.org.
  • The application takes less than five minutes.
  • Restaurant owners will need the following:
  • Current Health Permit
  • Completed Restaurant Checklist
  • Completed Attestation
  • Photo of publicly posted completed attestation
  • W-9 Form
  • CARES Act qualified purchase receipts
  • Template attestation and restaurant checklists are available at SafeDineOC.com.

Help spread the word to local restaurants by sharing graphics on social media!
HOT OFF THE PRESS:
BIPARTISAN LAWMAKERS DEMAND IMMEDIATE FIXES TO CA'S UNEMPLOYMENT SYSTEM:*
  • 61 legislators urge Governor Newsom to make specific, critical improvements to California's failing Economic Development Department (EDD), above and beyond what the Governor's EDD Strike Team has produced so far. The bipartisan letter demands action on the backlog of 1 million unemployment claims, technology and organization overhauls needed to produce better EDD data, and gives details on customer service enhancements.

WEBINAR- MEANING THRU MOVEMENT FIRESIDE CHAT:*
  • Join Dr. Robin DiAngelo, author of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” for a discussion on how to build upon the nation’s progress towards racial justice. Register here.

HELP PROTECT OC CHILDREN HERE:*
  • CHOC Children's Hospital Top 5 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needs are listed below. To donate or identify sources, contact Rachel Rolnicki.
  • Surgery Cap (24in Primary Blue Large Print)
  • N95 Mask (TB Regular)
  • Ultrasound Equipment Wipes
  • Isolation Gown (Universal)
  • Powered Air-Purifying Respirator (PAPR) Hood with Shroud
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
APPLY NOW! SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY GRANT PROGRAM PHASE II:*

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

BUSINESS RESOURCES:
WEBINAR- CALIFORNIA COMPETES TAX CREDIT:*

WEBINAR- LEARN HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN CANADA :*

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN WEBINAR SERIES FEATURES HELPFUL RESOURCES:

SMALL BIZ RESOURCES:
COVID-19 NEWS:
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.

IMMUNE BOOSTING TREATMENTS POTENTIAL COVID-19 STRATEGY:*
  • New research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that critically ill COVID-19 patients have compromised immune systems. Autopsy studies show COVID-19 in organs due to the inability of the immune systems to fight off the infection. Treatments focused on building patient immunity have now begun in Europe and the U.S. Learn more.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND UPDATES
JURASSIC PARK- A NIGHT AT THE DRIVE- IN:*
  • Enjoy a night at the drive-in movie theatre with the blockbuster feature, Jurassic Park on Sunday, August 9th at Irvine Spectrum Center. Tickets are $50 per vehicle and includes a $20 Irvine Spectrum Center gift card for dinner and snacks before the feature. Register here.

TOMORROW: 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.

TOMORROW: 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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