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EVICTION BAN MAY END, UNEMPLOYMENT DROPS, OCBC VIRTUAL FORUMS, AND MORE!
HOT OFF THE PRESS
GOVERNOR NEWSOM OUTLINES ECONOMIC STABILIZATION EFFORTS:*
  • Governor Newsom provided an update on CA's response to COVID-19 and outlined actions taken to stabilize California’s economy, from growing PPE manufacturing in the state, expanding the earned income tax credit, and expanding work sharing programs.

STATEWIDE EVICTION BAN SET TO END ON SEPTEMBER 2:*
  • A recent decision by CA's judicial governing body will end the freeze on evictions and court foreclosures on September 2. But the Legislature and Governor want eviction relief to continue so it will be a busy two weeks before the end of session. Read more.

SAVE YOUR LOCAL RESTAURANT! TELL THEM ABOUT $1,000 GRANT:*
  • Support SAFE OC restaurants -- encourage them to apply for a grant through #SafeDineOC! Qualified restaurants will receive $1,000 after completing a five minute application. Download a flyer to share with your favorite restaurant. Apply today!

OC HEALTHCARE AGENCY NEW MENTAL HEALTH CAMPAIGN - "WHAT YOU FEEL IS REAL":*
  • A new advertising and community outreach campaign encourages OC residents impacted by COVID-19 to care for their mental health by reaching out and seeking support. Help spread the word!

CA UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS LOWER FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE WEEK:*
  • U.S. Labor Department reports that CA unemployment claims have declined to the lowest point since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of CA jobless claims has fallen under 1 million for the first time in two months. Continue reading.

OC FORUM WINS NATIONAL VEGA AWARDS FOR TWO PROGRAMS:*
OCBC EVENTS YOU CAN'T MISS
OCBC'S 2020 VIRTUAL HEALTH CARE FORUM - LEADING THROUGH CHAOS AND CRISIS:
  • Capture insights into business resilience during extraordinary times as heard from OC's leading heath care experts! Register today!

ADVOCACY UPDATES:
UBER AND LYFT MAY HALT SERVICE UNTIL NOVEMBER ELECTION:
  • California passed AB 5 reclassifying independent contractors to employees across broad swaths of businesses. The law is confusing and prohibits economic recovery. Uber and Lyft have filed Prop 22 in November exempting ride-sharing services and have asked for a moratorium on enforcement until then, or they may halt CA services. OCBC supports Prop 22. Link to article.

ECONOMIC RECOVERY
CANADA AND CALIFORNIA TRADE RELATIONS ARE MORE IMPORTANT EVER, HERE’S WHY:*
  • Canada is CA’s second largest trading partner. Over $56 billion dollars in goods and services are traded between our two regions every year, and Canadian-owned businesses directly employ over 76,000 people in California. Read more.

CITY OF HUNTINGTON BEACH GRANT PROGRAM FOR SMALL BUSINESSES:
  • OneHB Small Business Grant Program will provide $5,000 grants to be used for payroll, rent/lease payments, utilities, inventory, PPE purchases, and more to business located in the Downtown Business Improvement District. Apply today!

BUSINESS RESOURCES:
VIRTUAL TRADE MISSION TO CHILE:

WEBINAR- ECONOMIC CENSUS WEBINAR:
  • Join the Economic Census Webinar: Geographic Area Series Data for the Mining, Construction, and Manufacturing Sectors on Sept. 30, 2020 to hear up-to-date key findings for these sectors and how to access this data for your business. Register here.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES:
COVID-19 NEWS:
TIPS FOR SENDING YOUR KID TO COLLEGE DURING COVID-19:*
  • As some colleges and universities reopen for virtual and hybrid classes, the CDC and health care professionals share ways for students to keep healthy. Professionals provide advice on campus safety, needed supplies, and CDC guidance. Read more.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WILDFIRE SMOKE AND COVID-19:*
  • The CDC outlines the best practices for wildfires safety during COVID-19 that include, the difference between smoke exposure and COVID-19 symptoms, create clean air space at home, and how to check your cities air quality index.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND UPDATES
OC UNITED WAY CALLS FOR VIRTUAL CLASSROOM SPEAKERS:*
  • OC United Way Youth Career Connections team seeks volunteers to be part of their Virtual Classroom Speaker Series and Virtual Industry Site Visits. They are looking for volunteers who can spend time to speak to students in the following areas:
  • Arts, Media, and Entertainment
  • Business & Marketing
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Health/Medical
  • For more information, contact Jesse Ben-Ron, Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development.

VIRTUAL SERIES – OC HUMAN RELATIONS DISCUSSES OC CIVIL RIGHTS:
  • Join OC Human Relations for a three-part series discussion on the history of civil rights and hate crimes in OC and a special screening of the Emmy winning documentary, Mendez V. Westminster: For All the Children with filmmaker Sandra Robbie. Register today!

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS: 
MEMORIALCARE PARTNERS WITH PRN TO OPERATE LARGEST REGIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY CENTERS:*
  • MemorialCare and Physical Rehabilitation Network, LLC. will manage 17 full-service physical therapy centers. Services will feature physical, occupational, sports medicine, aquatic therapy, and other additional services. This partnership is the region’s largest inclusive medical rehabilitation centers for the community. 

WHERE TO GET TESTING IN OC:

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