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    1. How Strict Should Schools Be About Masks? In Orange County, The Question's Part Of The Reopening Debate: LAist

      How Strict Should Schools Be About Masks? In Orange County, The Question's Part Of The Reopening Debate: LAist

      If Orange County public schools resume in-person instruction in the fall, the county's Department of Education has advised schools to 'encourage' students to wear masks and face coverings 'to the extent feasible.'

      But several members of Orange County's elected Board of Education have voiced skepticism about the scientific consensus that masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19 — and they think the department's guidelines don't strike the appropriate balance.

      Board members are now moving to publish their own set of guidelines that — according to this document — will advise OC schools that 'requiring children to wear masks during school is not only impossible to implement but not based on science and could be potentially harmful.' Another guideline: social distancing is 'unacceptable.'

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    2. Majority on O.C. School Board talk against masks, social distancing for next school year

      Majority on O.C. School Board talk against masks, social distancing for next school year
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      When the Orange County Board of Education met this week to talk about how schools should reopen from the coronavirus shutdown, one of the central subjects of the debate was conspicuously missing: facemasks.

      In a spacious room with at least 40 people – in front of an online audience that over the course of the evening grew to more than 700 – only one board member, Beckie Gomez, as well as county employees and a handful of attendees, wore facial coverings.

      All the missing masks aligned with the agenda set by the board’s conservative majority at its forum Wednesday night in Costa Mesa.

      Though the Orange County Department of Education recently released its official suggestions for how school districts should re-open – emphasizing guidance from public health sources – the board’s conservative majority wanted to discuss other ideas, emphasizing less social distancing and more traditional in-class education.

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    3. Orange County Moves Into Stage Two of California’s Resilience Roadmap

      Orange County Moves Into Stage Two of California’s Resilience Roadmap

      The City of Irvine announced on May 23 that Orange County had officially been given permission to move into the second stage of California’s Resilience Roadmap.

      Stage One was the Safety and Preparedness stage in which local businesses were shut down and face coverings were made mandatory for entry to all still-open businesses.

      Stage Two involves re-opening certain, low-risk workplaces with certain adaptations. In a press release, Orange County stated that businesses such as in-person dining reservations, retail shopping with social distancing and curbside pickup, manufacturing, offices (when working remotely is not possible), outdoor museums and limited public services such as buses will be allowed to reopen.

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    4. The Facts Behind 7 Common Face Mask Misconceptions

      The Facts Behind 7 Common Face Mask Misconceptions

      Myth 1: You don't need to wear a face mask if you don't feel sick.
      This was the prevailing advice at the beginning of the pandemic, but not anymore. Experts have learned more about the coronavirus and how it spreads, and now the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is that everyone — including people who feel perfectly healthy — should wear a face covering in public settings where it may be difficult to maintain at least 6 feet of space from other people. Think: grocery stores, pharmacies, retail shops, hair salons, crowded parks and more.

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    5. Tsunami or ripple? Forecasting the 2nd wave of coronavirus

      Tsunami or ripple? Forecasting the 2nd wave of coronavirus

      As some states see declining COVID-19 cases and some see an increase in cases,  infectious disease experts warn that a second wave of COVID-19 is inevitable, though the extent of the resurgence remains unclear.

      "I think people mistake the idea of society reopening with the idea that society is safer, but things are no safer today than they were weeks ago when we were in full lockdown," said Dr. Lawrence Kleinman, MD MPH of Rutgers University.

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    6. Orange County rescinds coronavirus mask mandate

      Orange County rescinds coronavirus mask mandate

      Orange County residents no longer have to wear masks in public, officials announced Thursday — an abrupt shift in health orders following weeks of debate over the use of face coverings to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
      Masks will go from being required to being strongly recommended in public settings under a revised order from new Orange County Health Care Agency Director Dr. Clayton Chau.

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    7. What to Make of the Rebound in the U.S. Jobs Report

      What to Make of the Rebound in the U.S. Jobs Report

      The job market halted its pandemic-induced collapse in May as employers brought back millions of workers and the unemployment rate unexpectedly declined.

      Tens of millions remain out of work, and the unemployment rate, which fell to 13.3 percent from 14.7 percent in April, remains higher than in any previous postwar recession.

      But employers added 2.5 million jobs in May, the Labor Department said Friday, defying economists’ expectations of further losses and offering hope that the rebound from the pandemic-induced economic crisis could be faster than forecast.

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    8. Knee Cartilage Repair Market: Arthroscopic chondroplasty is projected to be a highly lucrative procedure

      Knee Cartilage Repair Market: Arthroscopic chondroplasty is projected to be a highly lucrative procedure

      The global knee cartilage repair market was valued at approximately US$ 4.0 Bn in 2017. It is projected to expand at a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% from 2018 to 2026, according to a new report published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) titled ‘ Knee Cartilage Repair Market Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018–2026.’ The report suggests that an increase in the number of bone and joint injuries, enhancement in technology, and rise in awareness about health care are expected to propel the knee cartilage repair market in the near future. Additionally, increase ...

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    9. Lake Mission Viejo is Open

      Lake Mission Viejo is Open

      We are pleased to announce that the Lake Mission Viejo Association Board of Directors has approved the following Re-Opening Plans:   
      Phase I:  Facility opened to private boat and watercraft usage May 15th.   No Guests permitted.
      Phase II:  North Beach park, beach and swim areas opened May 26th with a limited occupancy of 500 members per day.  No Guests permitted at this time. 

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    10. Celebrate Memorial Day By Serving Others

      Celebrate Memorial Day By Serving Others

      Memorial Day is about honoring the men and women who died while serving in our . This three-day weekend is also the de facto celebratory kickoff to spring and summertime fun, and every veteran I know likes the idea of having a party to celebrate the fallen. Honoring and celebrating are what soldiers call Battle Buddies. They go hand-in-hand; they are teammates, and you need both to do it right. So how do we honor and celebrate those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms?

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    11. California Reopening Guidance | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

      California Reopening Guidance | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

      This article and link takes you to the US Chamber of Commerce web page for California's opening up information:

      To help track the differences across each state and provide the latest guidance and information to America’s employers, we have launched the following interactive state map and state guides. Below, you will find the latest guidelines, timelines and other critical information for businesses aiming to restart safely and sustainably amid the pandemic, as well as (at the bottom of each state profile) a link to the latest information for employers in that state.

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    12. Post-Quarantine Business Reopening Strategies

      Post-Quarantine Business Reopening Strategies

      With many states allowing businesses to reopen following COVID-19 shutdowns, owners have begun to implement striking changes to promote worker and customer safety and to cater to shifting preferences. These changes, designed to ease coronavirus fears, range from reducing customer contact to reconfiguring office spaces to running daily health checks.

      Businesses report they are working to navigate the challenges of balancing health concerns while still being able to generate revenue and service customers safely. Business owners are also striving to meet both state and local requirements while also being smart about keep their employees and customers safe and satisfied.

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    14. Waiting for coronavirus stimulus check? Direct deposit information is due Wednesday, IRS says

      Waiting for coronavirus stimulus check? Direct deposit information is due Wednesday, IRS says

      Waiting for coronavirus stimulus check? Direct deposit information is due Wednesday, IRS says Megan Henney Reblog Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here . If you're among the millions of Americans still waiting for the coronavirus stimulus payment to land in your bank account, time is running out to provide the IRS with your necessary direct deposit information.

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    15. Schumer tells Fauci before Senate coronavirus testimony: 'Let it rip'

      Schumer tells Fauci before Senate coronavirus testimony: 'Let it rip'

      In eager anticipation of the Senate's virtual hearings with four top doctors from President Trump's coronavirus task force, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., urged Dr. Anthony Fauci to 'let it rip.'

      Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is scheduled to testify for the first time before the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday about the way Trump has responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

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    16. COVID-19 Scam Roundup – May 2020

      COVID-19 Scam Roundup – May 2020

      Security Awareness Digital attacks continue to exploit coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) as part of their malicious operations. On May 5, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) along with the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) published a joint alert in which they revealed that they had witnessed APT actors targeting local governments, academia and pharmaceutical companies.

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    17. Only Half of Americans Are Confident They'll Be Able to Afford Long-Term Care in Retirement

      Only Half of Americans Are Confident They'll Be Able to Afford Long-Term Care in Retirement

      It's estimated that 70% of seniors aged 65 and older will need some amount of long-term care in their lifetime. That care might entail a two-year nursing home stay or a few months of home health aide visits.

      Without a crystal ball, it's impossible to predict to what extent you'll need long-term care and what your costs associated with it will look like. But in a recent survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, nearly 50% of workers today aren't confident in their ability to pay for long-term care during retirement.

      If you're one of them, it's imperative that you take steps to get ahead of what could be the most substantial expense you'll face as a senior.

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    18. California reopening begins Friday: Here's what you need to know -

      California reopening begins Friday: Here's what you need to know -

      California is taking the first significant step in reopening its economy on Friday by loosening restrictions for certain businesses. The state, America's most populated, was the first in the nation to issue a stay-at-home order to all of its nearly 40 million residents, effective on March 19.

      Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state's Health and Human Services secretary, said Thursday that data showing stable hospitalization rates gave authorities confidence to move into the first stage of reopening. On Friday, the state will begin initiating that plan.
      Here you'll find a look at what is, and isn't, reopening.

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    19. 10 Things You Absolutely Need To Know About Life Insurance

      10 Things You Absolutely Need To Know About Life Insurance

      Life insurance is one of the pillars of personal finance, deserving of consideration by every household. I’d even go so far as to say it’s vital for most. Yet, despite its nearly universal applicability, there remains a great deal of confusion, and even skepticism, regarding life insurance.

      Perhaps this is due to life insurance’s complexity, the posture of those who sell it or merely our preference for avoiding the topic of our own demise. But armed with the proper information, you can simplify the decision-making process and arrive at the right choice for you and your family.

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    20. OC leaders set guidelines to safely reopen businesses when time comes – Orange County Register

      OC leaders set guidelines to safely reopen businesses when time comes – Orange County Register

      Taking the temperature of employees arriving for work and making sure face masks are widely worn are among guidelines Orange County supervisors approved Tuesday, April 28, for safely reopening businesses once state closure orders are rescinded.

      Over the past couple weeks, board Chairwoman Michelle Steel and Supervisor Don Wagner conferred with a handful of representatives of industries, including restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues and healthcare providers, to draw up a list of seven rules that businesses will be expected to follow upon reopening to protect the health of employees, customers, vendors and the general public.

      Neither county nor state officials have given a date to reopen businesses, though they said progress has been made in limiting the spread of the coronavirus and rules could be loosened soon.

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    21. Reopening Orange County without Newsom's OK could worsen the public health crisis - Los Angeles Times

      Reopening Orange County without Newsom's OK could worsen the public health crisis - Los Angeles Times

      I knew it was only a matter of time before the businessmen (excuse me, two women, 33 men) in Orange County joined together to try to push the Board of Supervisors to come up with a plan to reopen Orange County’s economy more quickly than other counties (“Mailbag: It’s time for the Orange County board of supervisors to cautiously restart the local economy,” April 22).

      I notice in their manifesto that they are not suggesting going through the proper channels by communicating with the governor because at this point they know he would turn them down. In fact, in their document, they did not mention the governor once.

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    22. Suze Orman says this is exactly where to invest your money right now

      Suze Orman says this is exactly where to invest your money right now

      While the entire world battles a global health crisis , economies are also feeling the brutal affects of the coronavirus pandemic. Last month the stock market saw its 16th worst month for loss since 1915. As bad news about the coronavirus pandemic led investors to dump their stocks, the S&P 500 stock index reached its valley, 34% below its high from just a month earlier.

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