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Orange County has seen protesting over the past few weeks in support of opening businesses and resuming life. As impatient as county residents may be, there are some challenges Orange County has to face outside the county before opening up. In a press conference Monday, Governor Newsom said any decisions on reopening would be done in collaboration with other western states. Currently there is a Western Pact with California and four other Western states.

Orange County has officially set up $65 Covid-19 testing centers for insured and uninsured patients.

UCI Health, Alta-Med and Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Health Care Clinic are named as the primary provider of testing sites. Covid-19 testing centers in Orange County are concentrated around mid-county by Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and Huntington Beach, Orange and Irvine. A testing site in San Clemente is setup for local patients with a doctors order to be tested.

California schools have been rapidly adjusting to new distance learning requirements as well as graduation processes and accountability. Saddleback Valley School District has it's latest developments coming from State Superintended Tony Thurmond's request for waivers under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Here's the shortlist of what's changed, graduation requirements and Tony Thurmond's mission to close the digital divide for students without internet access.