Shame on you Michelle Steel. You and Don Wagner failed the residents of Orange County by not mandating masks, and you should resign. I am praying that you are run out of politics forever.
YOu VOTED against requiring food service workers to wear masks. You don’t deserve to lead nor be re-elected! Good luck
You disgust me. You have blood on your hands. Step down and let us have responsible leadership.
Newsom the Lone Wolf given all the bailout money to threaten counties and even Orange County forced to bow. Zero leadership top to bottom in this state. Money should have been given directly to the counties. Not Newsom.
End the stupid hoax! Enough is enough!
26 more dead today. You hack! I hope you’re happy with all of this blood on your hands.. But I see you got max donations from the Betsy Devos family so I guess now that you’re lips will be glued to that war mongers ass you’ll push for more anti science bullshit and more people will die. You should be prosecuted for manslaughter for all the lying and number fudging you did to get our county open before it was ready. shame on you!
And the State of California, Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health continue to ignore our children and their needs. God forbid they be allowed to have a life, play sports and have some joy. No one seems to care about their physical and mental health. We will remember this when it comes time to vote and hold all of you accountable.
No!! This wii destroy businesses and the spirit of children, teens and athletes! This is government overreach!
Supervisor Michelle Steel, what are you doing to address this issue with the state? I am so devastated over the news about Youth Sports. I would like to understand how the County of Orange so poorly managed this and what is being done to advocate and rectify this? It is simply not ok that the State has released guidance on so many non-essential areas of our daily life but has failed to release guidance that speaks to the one safe outlet most of our kids have. I am one of those youth sport volunteers who have worked tirelessly getting our local sports programs back up and running, meeting required guidelines, etc. And to have the rug pulled out on us in that way is inexcusable.
I urge you to present a plan to rectify this issue with the state in the most expedited manner possible.
This a problem that should be addressed by protests if this continues. We need a strong voice to stand up for our children.
I'll remember that you, the board the Sheriff along with virus and mask denying residents, are responsible for this huge jump in cases. The "accidental" inclusion of serology test numbers deflated the percent positive so the board could apply for accelerated reopening putting our essential workers, their families, HCWS, and the overall community at risk.
No words. This is so discouraging for our kids, all about power and control because what else is there?
This does not give me great confidence about the return to school in the fall.
You are horrible. Can’t wait for you to be voted out over the terrible lack of leadership through this pandemic.
Sorry but this doesn’t make a lot of sense.
CDPH is engaging in warfare with our children!!
They need to get back to life, they need to be able to go to sports and other activities!!
Children are not at risk for Covid, nor are they driver of infection.
Can someone explain how my grandmother (higher risk of COVID)can go to a enclosed salon and get her hair done by someone a couple feet away, but my daughter cant go outside and play with 6 feet of separation with her soccer team? (lower risk age level) First we lock down kids from school, now 5 months later we need to force them to stop being physically and mentally stimulated? after allowing them to return shortly . We need representation to get the youth back outside doing organized activities and those who think we are being irresponsible, stay home with your kids, but dont make your phobia our youth's problem.
Newsom has shown his true power and all of you now back down like good little servants.
Give our kids back their sports.
Dear Michelle, can someone, ANYONE, explain to me why on God's green earth that you want to cancel all youth sports for the remainder of the year???? Does anyone who works for the CDPH have school aged children who play a team sport? Are you hoping to see the suicide rate for children under the age of 18 skyrocket? Do you have any idea what the benefits of playing a sport does for a child (aside from the obvious health benefits?) Sports bring kids together from all walks of life. They teach coordination, teamwork, patience, sharing and discipline just to name a few. For many kids playing a sport is a way of escaping an unhappy household or an abusive caregiver. Playing sports gives kids a sense of purpose. Playing sports makes many kids work harder in school in the hopes of getting an athletic scholarship and on and on and on. I cannot wrap my head around the fact that a government entity wants to take sports away from kids who have been locked up inside for months on end, have been kept away from their friends and family members and missed the last quarter of their school year. Do you have any idea about the psychological effects this is having on our youth? Kids are sad. Kids are depressed. Kids are becoming increasingly unhealthy due to sheltering in place so long. Kids are spending hours playing video games because there is literally nothing else for some of them to do. We need to let these kids be kids. Let them play sports. Let them get the exercise they need. Let them interact with their friends live and in person. Let them live. I don't care about left wing or right wing agendas. All I care about in this moment is that my child and ALL children are allowed to start getting back to a sense of normalcy so that there are no long term negative effects on them cause by this pandemic. If you don't want to see a generation of angry, unhealthy, uneducated adults in the near future, you will rethink your stance on taking away youth sports in California and let these kids begin to have some fun for the first time in months. Please put aside all political agendas and show these kids some heart. What do we, as parents and caregivers, need to do to get this decision reversed??
I wasn't aware that this position statement from the AAP had been released... In case any parents/teachers are interested: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly advocates that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present.
The importance of in-person learning is well-documented, and there is already evidence of the negative impacts on children because of school closures in the spring of 2020. Lengthy time away from school and associated interruption of supportive services often results in social isolation, making it difficult for schools to identify and address important learning deficits as well as child and adolescent physical or sexual abuse, substance use, depression, and suicidal ideation. This, in turn, places children and adolescents at considerable risk of morbidity and, in some cases, mortality. Beyond the educational impact and social impact of school closures, there has been substantial impact on food security and physical activity for children and families.
Policy makers must also consider the mounting evidence regarding COVID-19 in children and adolescents, including the role they may play in transmission of the infection. SARS-CoV-2 appears to behave differently in children and adolescents than other common respiratory viruses, such as influenza, on which much of the current guidance regarding school closures is based. Although children and adolescents play a major role in amplifying influenza outbreaks, to date, this does not appear to be the case with SARS-CoV-2. Although many questions remain, the preponderance of evidence indicates that children and adolescents are less likely to be symptomatic and less likely to have severe disease resulting from SARS-CoV-2 infection. In addition, children may be less likely to become infected and to spread infection. Policies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within schools must be balanced with the known harms to children, adolescents, families, and the community by keeping children at home.
What data are you looking at to make these decisions?
According to your website 3,830 confirm positive test results in OC age 0 to 18 there has been 0 deaths of children. SO let's expand the data ages 25 to 34 there have been 4605 positive test in OC and 4 deaths in that population So let's expand more ages 35 to 44 there have been 3303 positive test in OC and only 8 deaths.
That mean out of 11,738 positive test results for people 45 years old and younger there have been 12 deaths. I would bet out of those 12 there was a co-morbidity but you haven't published that data.
“I am so delighted to hear that the CARES Act Funding that I granted to the City of Cypress has been allocated to its small business community in such a timely and efficient manner. I am proud of my partners in the City of Cypress, especially Mayor Rob Johnson, who have prioritized assisting the small businesses of their city.”
Today, The ochealth will report 1,028 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Orange County. Of these, 1,013 positive specimens were collected between June 20th and July 3rd, while another 15 were collected from prior to June 19th. Of these, 2 were from skilled nursing facilities and none were from county jails or homeless.
Michelle Steel Nice to see you finally came around to supporting wearing face coverings. Too bad you fought so hard against them back in March. It probably could have saved a few lives and the return of business restrictions.
At what point do you just give up and stop the political acrobatics. You flip flop like a fish out of water. Your handling of this entire situation has been a disgrace to your constituents and county.
This is a joke right. You were just at a public gathering with other officials with no face covering.
If I’m reading this right, you’re saying the majority of the cases are recent and from the general population rather than traditional at-risk populations?
Can we stop pretending that the lag makes this any better? These cases still exist. That just means the other days were artifically lower.
And 94 children. What about all the people who want to pretend kids don't get this?
Hire like one single statistician and you won’t be having to do all this numbers gymnastics. I bet they’d even do the PR part for you.
The way these numbers are delivered to the public is a disgrace in every point in the process.
The state reported over 1700 new cases for OC several days ago. You have had this data and have been sitting on it. OC you are withholding very important information from us. People may have altered their behavior this weekend if they had truthful new case numbers. You think you are saving us from worry when you manipulate the data but you are doing us a grave disservice. We need honest, transparent communication from our government in a timely fashion. If the state can post this data on the 3rd then you have it within your means not to wait until the 6th to post the same data.
The State had this before the weekend. The timing of releasing this data after the holiday is highly suspicious. I just use the State numbers.
You know that we can see the state data for cases and hospitalizations, right?
Thank you for the breakdown of dates the positive specimens were collected. I hope to see more breakdowns like this in the future.
52% of deaths in Orange County are from skilled nursing facilities! What are we doing to protect our most vulnerable to this virus?
The OC register reports 9,292 cases in Orange County on 6/19. There were 52 in Laguna Beach alone. Maybe your dates are wrong. Try 3/20???
Symptomatic vs. no symptoms? Hard to trust numbers at this point. Are these real cases, imported, multiple testing on one person, false positives, antibody testing. ..
Stats tell us what transmissions occurred 2-3 weeks ago., especially with current testing and results delays. You should be looking at what’s happening TODAY in our OC ERs and ICUs, as well as calls to our doctor’s offices. You should be advocating for all of us to act swiftly to stop this virus from proliferating as it is. Currently the young adults are getting sick, then the children and older folks, then the deaths, then the deaths, then the deaths. Don’t let politics kill 1000s of us.
Looks like all the Karens are in here screaming emotional nonsense! LOL
You think this is OK? You have blood on your hands for your failure to follow the advice of medical professionals and implement protective enforced safety protocols.
Here come the idiots who believe in cloth and paper masks.
So youre saying there were a lot of new cases?
Positive tests are full of duplicates I know people who had more than one swab done..why!! This is all a numbers game for control! Our economy is being destroyed! Our lives are unde tyrannical control by the government!
So you’re admitting the OC numbers have been under reported.
How many a of those positive cases are people who have been retested?
If cases from July 3rd are back already, then why are cases from June 18th just now being reported. Something is fishy
And for the record.... Orange County has 19,430 cases per the state website, not the 17,882 you are reporting. You said you were going to reconcile with the state. Clearly that has not yet happened.
Why are numbers prior to June 3rd just now being added in?
Did you fudge the numbers again today? Another 1010 cases over night. 14.2% infection rate. #NoConfidence
#OCCOVID19 | Acting County Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau issued new Amended Orders and Strong Recommendations, effective immediately today in support of directives made earlier this week by the California Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Office. bit.ly/3iveSUn... See moreSee less
This is absolutely YOUR fault Michelle Steel Michelle Steel. Your failure to heed the experts and reliance on quack science and dubious "experts" have proven disastrous. You are completely unqualified to represent this district in any capacity. We will vote you out and prevent you from ever holding public office in Orange County, again.
As much as I disagree with EVERYTHING our governor says and does and it makes me sad to see OC comply so much to someone that has NO credibility to anyone capable of critical thinking...
I still want to thank both you and Dr. Chau for keeping a mask rules as recommendations rather than mandates.
Next step should be to remove those recommendations all together!
Please listen to this Professor who has thoroughly studied all mask efficiency papers...he DOES NOT recommend masks for general public. m.youtube.com/watch?v=C1ODBTdNiG0
I cannot imagine you winning any seat in public office after the way you handled COVID. You and Wagner treated Dr. Quick shamefully. Arguing that facial covering protocols are a form of “species discrimination” because dogs are not mandated is not at all rational.
No. This not going to happen. Michelle, please stay strong, don’t cave in. Be the opposition to this over reach.
Thank you for keeping us updated, Supervisor Steel. We appreciate all they you are doing for our Orange County! Thank you for your leadership and fighting for us! 🇺🇸
Keep it up if you want more people to die.. this is a health issue plain and simple... don’t follow them and you or yours will get infected... masks are a small price to pay to stay healthy
Say "with certain exceptions" I get that the CBoS is kinda limited in what they can do against State guidelines, BUT a clear definition by anyone would be helpful. Orange County is filled with "Seat of Your Pants" people in every industry... USE THEM
I read the amended orders and strong recommendations. Nothing mandates or recommends wearing face masks ANYWHERE except under "Reasons for the Order and Strong Recommendations... item #7 "The CDC recommends wearing a cloth face coverings...." I did see Dr. Chau recommends washing your face masks but not actually wearing them. Yes, keeping them washed and unworn helps so many. Shame on Michelle Steel. Shame on Dr. Chau. You both have failed the residents of Orange County and failed to protect the public health.
He does not have any right over our lives.
Michelle Steel is a disgusting homophobe! VOTE HER OUT!!!
There is only a recommendation (guidance) re masks and safety procedures for businesses...proud of our BOS for all their hard work during this time. We are very lucky to have such great leaders at BOS fighting for us and speaking truth.
Michelle, just endorse the mandate of wearing a mask. They may save your loved ones and your dog 🐕
Endorse the mask mandate!
Thanks Michele. Don’t listen to the sheeple.
Michelle Steel is a disgusting homophobe! VOTE HER OUT!!!
“We will continue to work together with hospitals and our health care agency staff to ensure our front-line medical professionals have what they need to treat patients.
We also had a robust discussion about data and will continue to work together to release more detailed and consistent and accurate information on COVID-19 hospitalizations, such as how many positive patients are hospitalized because COVID-19 as opposed to other illnesses.” ... See moreSee less
Michelle Steele, please ask how the current hospital bed and ICU capacity compares with their yearly averages seasonally adjusted. This is a very important question.
I hope you find the answers enlightening, and more truthful than the political info being pushed.
Figure it out for yourself, and hopefully use it as a guide on wether or not OC is successfully operating a disease “management” policy. As this is the national policy, and the one by which we should make public health and business decisions.
This is where the rubber meets the road! The reality of the situation, seen from the hospitals themselves. They sound ready, able and willing to move forward with continuing to do regular procedures, including surgeries. So encouraging that fewer intubations and ventilator treatments are necessary now that there are more treatment options.
Hmmm... Not the same combative, dismissive, vulgar even tone you and Don Wagner set on last week's call with OC hospital CEOs! 🤔
Thank you for fighting to keep beaches & biz open.
Please bring back the graphs for Daily Deaths historical context matters for comparisons and seeing trends.
This is all horseshit. We all know it. Covid is bs and the board is destroying the county. There is no pandemic. It’s a sickness like any other. Stop placating to the leftist agenda!
I guess none of the hospital execs mentioned it might be helpful if residents wore masks to prevent the spread?
All the politicians trampling on Our Constitutional Rights and Freedom WILL be dealt with in November!!! We do NOT care what party or who it is!!! We The People will hold the politicians accountable! You all work for US, NOT the other way around! Now Heed the Warning!
This will only be taken care of through herd immunity . We now know what to do and how to contain it once someone gets it. Stop with the fear mongering . Fear causes issues and does not come together to resolve the problem .
You need to figure out better testing, I had to drive all the way to ventura for an instant test.
Your county is in very bad shape as for testing my coworker also had to travel to ventura county to get tested, because there are no appointments available because every place is swamped.
You need to be recalled and possibly prosecuted.
How do you sleep at night? Must be easy without a conscience.
Also, Ms. Steel, why don't you wear a mask?
You had a good start but now you caved in like the rest of them. You should step down asap
Michelle Steel is a heartless creature. #OCBoardOfSupervisors’ are in the need of redemption!
Here's two very important things to remember:
1. Masks limit transmission to other people.
2. Hospitals are NOT the front line. WE ARE. If WE limit infections by wearing masks, the hospitals would see far fewer patients.
ENFORCE MASK USE
Michelle Steel, please resign. You have failed to rise to the challenges of these times. You pander to your base of anti mask folks and corporate donors. We need leaders who care about all people including working class families, not just the wealthy stockholder ones. The essential workers begged for facial covering mandates from Day 1. Sadly, those requests fell on deaf ears with you.
What a bunch of BS! We don't need more blah blah from the Board of Supervisors, we need action to prevent or slow the spread of disease. Stop listening to the anti-mask factions and complainers who just want their "freedom". We could have gotten this under control by now if people had listened to the experts and enforced social distancing, masks, and other preventive measures.
A famous quote attributed to none other than Benjamin Franklin says "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Talking about treatments is needed, but we need to stop the spread as well.
Michelle Steel is a disgusting homophobe! VOTE HER OUT!!!
Michelle, please go on the record and endorse the mandated use of Safety Fascial Masks, to avoid crowds, and use social distancing. The only thing we have on the record is that you’re a #Covid19 denier. Still waiting for an explanation on discrimination and dogs?
How about discuss things like zip codes like 92646, who have had no cases, except 70 at one senior living home. Why should restaurants and recreation places close there? Why should we all wear masks here like at school?
Very disappointed you guys are no longer standing up to King Newsom, though I know he threatened to withhold county funds if you did not go along with his ridiculous orders. I review the data every day. The deaths remain very low. It's a clear indicator that the spike in Covid cases in 18-30 yr is due to protests, which are still occurring. Permit is even logged for a July 4th protest, yet we are told like children to stay at home. Hoping we see more of a backbone in the near future. This tyranny MUST be stopped.
Mandatory Masks Now.
This comment section proves how you've empowered conspiracy theorist instead of health experts
Why? So you can tell us we are to stay in our our homes or get arrested? This no longer is America. Within 3 months we have turned into NAZI Germany and we have no leadership to fight for us. 😪😪
Why are you allowing Newsom to shut down businesses in OC. Why are you allowing him to bring in Covid patients thru the Imperial Valley to our hospitals in OC.? Why aren’t you questioning the numbers when one positive case is counted multiple times? Why aren’t you questioning the validity of the count? You are allowing him to destroy SoCa.!
Michelle Steel is a disgusting homophobe! VOTE HER OUT!!!
This unacceptable. We all knew this would happen. Don’t cave in. We have no reason to obey this, especially when the governor let our state get ripped to shreds by rioters.
Restaurants open for outside dining and take-out only. Many other types of business closed for inside use. Bars closed 100%.
Maybe this time around you will make people's lives and livelihoods more of a priority. Not just encouraging, but enforcing mask-wearing inside public spaces and physical distancing outside.
Masks are how we're going to be able to get the county open and moving again. But it has to be proven that OC residents can be responsible.
That starts with you.
A better plan would be to exclude people 65 and over from bars. Let those younger and at low risk go out, get sick, recover, and increase herd immunity, while keeping at least a few small businesses out of bankruptcy.
Zero scientific data to support this decision. Bowing to the king again who has no idea what he is doing. But we can always protest because that is still allowed depending on if the politicians support the cause.
I love your “it’s not me, it’s them” approach on everything you do for OC. Grow a spine.
Enough is enough. We can’t sustain this as a state or a county. This all politically. This state is lost.
Bars and restaurants are a luxury. Michelle Steele, we do need a financial mechanism to compensate the business owners and employees that will suffer financially with this.
If we are asking them to bear responsibility for the public’s health, then the public bears the responsibility to keep them whole.
Makes total sense. We all know it doesn’t spread when food is present 🤦♀️
You all should have listened to and protected Dr. Quick. Too late for that now. How many more people have to get sick and die before the BOS gets a clue?
If only everyone had just worn their masks
What happened to freedom in America and individual rights? We should have the choice to dine out or stay home, to go to the beach or stay home. Disappointed
Your decisions in the month of April, May, and June have killed so many people in Orange County. We begged you not to do what you have done. You didn't listen. You have failed our county as our elected leader. You need to take accountability and resign OC Residents are dying because of your awful leadership and anti-science views. Resign voiceofoc.org/2020/07/the-downplaying-of-orange-countys-coronavirus-numbers/
I ,sadly, recommend the closure of the beaches and county parks,and conservancies land areas, noon Friday till noon Monday.. With NO 4th of July displays as in the past years my fear is illegal displays, over crowding from neighboring counties,,, Since bars will be closed folks will be outside / outdoors and the crowd may reach an uncontrollable size quickly..
So you’re NOT really closing bars after all. You left a huge loophole for “dine-in” establishments.
We The People are GOING to Take OUR Country Back! This Tyranny will END! We, the American Patriots will show BLM exactly how to Protest if this shit keep on!
I hope all of the employees who lost their job again are getting a speedy push through from EDD, making them wait again is just wrong
And the beaches? Going to be a mass of uncaring folx from here and outside county as they know u will do nothing. Close the Beaches!!!
I’m glad the interior of restaurants are dangerous, but riots and protests are not. This really makes sense.
Why are they still allowing all the protesting don’t shut anything down unless your going to stop that too
There are rampant reports of people with the common cold testing "positive" for Covid. There seems to be a narrative that wants to inflate the numbers by importing patients and false positive tests. The board needs to control the validity of tests before they report numbers. This is purely political at the onset of "Independence Day"!
I don’t go to bars, but I feel sorry the the owners who’s lives are being ruined.
The closures are from newscum to kill some more businesses he thought he killed in round 1
IT IS INDEPENDENCE DAY🇺🇸 IT IS TIME, IT IS NOW or NEVER. UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL. #AMERICASTRONG 🇺🇸
Good way to lose your election in November Michelle.
Now everyone is forced to have house parties!!!😊😊😊