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.
David M. Souleles, Director of Orange County Public Health Services announced his retirement on April 23. Mr. Souleles was in charge of Covid-19 testing in the county and exactly one day after Orange County rolled out a Covid-19 testing plan he publicized his retirement.
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.
The following press release was sent by California Governor Gavin Newsom, an outside organization. Lake Forest Shop & Dine does not edit press releases and we publish them to bring you direct information. Governor Newsom Announces Plan to Resume Delayed Health Care that was Deferred as Hospitals Prepared for COVID-19 Surge
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.
The California Department of Insurance and California Department of Motor Vehicles have been implementing some changes to our everyday driving during Covid-19. Here is a short list of how to get some money back, what you can wait on and where to go when you finally decide to renew that drivers license.
Starting Friday, April 24 some essential workers in Orange County are required to wear face masks while at work. The directive does not apply to customers. Vice Chairman Andrew Do, First District Supervisor, initiated the directive synonymous with the April 1 guidance from the California Department of Public Health, suggesting face coverings to be worn in public.