On Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Michelle Steel, Chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors signed a state of emergency declaration on behalf of the Orange County Board of Supervisors over concerns regarding COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus.
“The County of Orange and our County Health Officer Dr. Nichole Quick have declared a local emergency. We have issued these declarations in light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s comments on COVID-19 yesterday, along with the possibility of active COVID-19 patients being brought to Fairview Developmental Center in my district in Costa Mesa,” said Chairwoman Michelle Steel, Second District.
“Although there are currently no cases of coronavirus in Orange County, my goal is to ensure all residents and visitors to Orange County as well as all of our resources can be prepared in the event of an outbreak.”
(Attachments include Press Release, Proclamation from Orange County Health Agency, Signed Declaration from Chairwoman Steel on behalf of the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Chairwoman Steel’s Press Conference remarks)
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.