The Leading Voice of Business in Orange County Thursday, March 19, 2020
OC CLARIFIES HEALTH ORDER/GUIDANCE, STUDENTS NEED LAPTOPS & MORE
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COUNTY OF ORANGE UPDATES HEALTH ORDER AND GUIDANCE FOR BUSINESS.
IMPORTANT - READ CLOSELY. In an amended order from OC Health Officer, Dr. Nicole Quick, as well as a Facebook live stream, County officials clarified that the only businesses mandated to close at this time are bars, restaurant in-room dining, health clubs, and gyms. Social distancing is still recommended, as well as guidance that those 65 and older self-quarantine until further notice.
OC STUDENTS NEED LAPTOPS: CAN YOU HELP? Superintendents around the county are requesting laptops to be donated or purchased for students working remotely. If you have a source or idea, let us know and we'll connect you.
STATE CLARIFIES MANDATE: The California Energy Commission has clarified that local orders identifying essential services to remain open during the COVID-19 response include all elements of the fuel supply chain. Read More.
BEWARE OF ONLINE SCAMS: During times of crisis, fraud attempts unfortunately tend to increase. Protect against online scams with these tips from U.S. Bank.
OC REGISTER UPDATES: Keep tabs on coronavirus news from the Orange County Register with an evening roundup of the day's updates delivered to your inbox. Sign up here.
OC COVID-19 LIVESTREAM: OC Forum will present a free, online community discussion focused on the coronavirus pandemic and what Orange County needs to know on Thursday, March 12 from noon to 1 p.m. PST. RSVP here.
FOR YOUR FAMILY--HELPING KIDS COPE: CHOC psychologist Dr. Sabrina Stutz offers these seven tips to help reduce children's anxiety about COVID-19.
DO THE FIVE: Share this "handy" graphic from the World Health Organization (WHO) with your family, friends and community to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
MANAGE STRESS: Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Do so with these tips from the CDC.