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    By  | JeffCollins@scng.com | Orange County Register
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    The coronavirus pandemic “has upended nearly every aspect of public and private life” in Orange County, forcing schools, businesses, medical services and families to adapt to new practices that likely will continue long after COVID-19 has been subdued, a new business report says.

    Faced with shutdowns of everything from malls to theme parks and cancelations of everything from surf contests to film festivals, Orange County residents have embraced trends that were just getting started, concluded the Orange County Business Council’s “Community Indicators” report, released Tuesday, Sept. 22.

    More people are working and learning from home, meeting online and consulting their doctors virtually rather than on an examination table.

    In a future world, we’re likely to see less traffic congestion, less business travel and companies leasing less office space.  Read More