Lake Forest Small Business Grant Program Closes July 19
Supervisor Lisa Bartlett's 5th District Small Business Grant Relief Program is coming to an end on July 19. Lake Forest small businesses are given grants on a first come first funded basis within the cities allocation. Lake Forest currently has 153 for profit grants available and 38 non profit grants available.
Lake Forest Schools Won’t Reopen After Newsoms Criteria Shuts Down OC Board of Education Decision to Reopen in Fall
Monday the Orange County Board of Education voted to reopen schools for in-person learning in the Fall. Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference Friday regarding California schools opening their doors and Orange County doesn't meet the state's criteria to reopen.
Ethnic Studies to be Considered as Graduation Requirement – Parallels Black Lives Matter Movement
Almost two years ago State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond pitched an ethnic studies curriculum as a high school graduation requirement. The California Department of Education revisited the proposal July 7 with a series of four webinars highlighting ethnic studies and their importance to education and society.
Free Covid-19 Tests for Lake Forest – I Got a PCR Test for Coronavirus & Here’s What Happened
Orange County has opened up free Covid-19 testing to essential workers and persons who are asymptomatic but have had exposure and cannot receive a test from their doctor.
Is Your Restaurant Ready to Open? Day 2 Seminar Recap of County Guidelines, Orders and Regulations
The Orange County Business Council and Orange County Health Agency conducted a three-day Zoom conference to educate businesses on what is required of them to open during Covid-19. Friday's conference focused on the restaurant industry and the industry specific orders, rules, guidelines and recommendations.
Is Your Retail Business Ready to Open? OC Health & Orange County Business Council Clarify Covid-19 Guidelines & Enforcement
Today a meeting held by Dr. Clayton Chau from the Orange County Health Care Agency and Lucy Dunn, President of the Orange County Business Council, was conducted to touch on guidelines and orders in the county for businesses during Covid-19. "This is not about paranoia, the coronavirus is three months young in science. Yes, we know a lot but we still have a lot more to learn because don't know. We don't have the vaccine yet and it won't be online for another at least 18 months. We know the infection is out there," Dr. Chau said.
STAGE 3 BRINGS STRICT HEALTH MEASURES TO ORANGE COUNTY
Last weekend County Health Officer Nichole Quick issued new guidelines for Orange County. 16 reasons were listed for understanding the need for increased safety measures citing a strong likelihood of a large and increasing number of cases of community transmission, a lack of a vaccine and CDC guidelines for Covid-19.
Alien Greetings, How a High Touch Retail Store is Sanitizing and Pillow Talk- Watch it all on WOW!
Hey locals, we've got another episode of WOW! We’re Open Wednesday’s. This week we talk to a high touch retail store, Discount Mattress Lady, to find out how to keep your customers safe, doors open and the good times coming. Lake Forest Shop & Dine partnered with Bob Ampe, Associate Broker with Coldwell Banker Realty, to go behind closed doors of Lake Forest’s small businesses to reveal neighborhood heroes, give exclusive discounts and showcase the Lake Forest Shop & Dine Experience! #LFWOW
WHO Stops Covid-19 Hydroxychloroquine Trial – What’s Next for a Vaccine?
The World Health Organization halted drug trials using hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 patients on Monday May 25, due to safety concerns. Currently vaccine trials for Covid-19 in the United States are using hydroxychloroquine.
$26 Million in Cares Act Funding Approved by Chairwoman Steel and Supervisor Wagner – $75 Million Rejected for Business Support by OC Board of Supervisors
Chairwoman Steel and Supervisor Wagner Get $26 Million in CARES Act Funding Approved, OC Board of Supervisors Rejects $75 million to Support Businesses Across Orange County. At the May 19th board meeting, Supervisor Wagner and I proposed a $101 million in CARES Act Funding for a Business Recovery Program.