Chairwoman Michelle Steel Reassures Residents in Light of Two Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases in Orange County

Last evening, the Orange County Healthcare Agency confirmed that there were two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Orange County. The HCA will be sending those samples to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to confirm the results, which are pending. The two cases, a man in his 60s and a woman in her 30s had recently travelled to countries with widespread transmission.

“I want to ensure the residents of Orange County that Our medical professionals are doing everything in their power to stop the spread of COVID-19 into our communities,” said Michelle Steel, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “That is why I led the Board of Supervisors to pass an agenda item to equip the HCA and emergency personnel with the resources and training they need to combat this virus.”

“I want to remind the residents of Orange County to check ocgov.com/gov/health/ for the latest updates and information by our county healthcare agency pertaining COVID-19,” added Chairwoman Steel.

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First elected to the Orange County Board of Supervisors in 2014, Michelle Steel represents the residents of the Second District, which includes, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, the unincorporated area of Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley. Steel, a successful businesswoman and renowned taxpayer advocate, previously served as Vice Chair of the State Board of Equalization where she represented more than eight million people in Southern California, including all of Orange County, as one of the state’s 12 constitutional officers.