California Sen. John Moorlach, R-Costa Mesa, released this statement on the Federal government’s notification that it will not be moving coronavirus patients to Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa:
“This is the right decision by Federal authorities to not put coronavirus patients in Costa Mesa, a densely populated area of Orange County just 10 miles south of Disneyland. Fairview Developmental Center is a dilapidated, vacated facility that would have been no benefit to patients. They will be treated better elsewhere and should be given the best care our medical system can provide.
I want to thank the hundreds of constituents of the 37th District who called my office or talked to me at local events about what a bad idea this was. I relayed such concerns to federal and state officials on many occasions and in no uncertain terms.
The federal notification to the court hopefully ends the idea of Fairview as a quarantine site, but it’s unclear whether the case before U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton set to be heard again on Monday, is the end or a temporary reprieve. I will keep pressure on them to do the right thing.
I will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation in Orange County and California, and work to protect my constituents.”
State Senator John M. W. Moorlach represents the 37th district of California which encompasses Costa Mesa, Irvine, Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, Tustin, Villa Park, and portions of Anaheim, Huntington Beach, and Orange. Senator Moorlach is a trained Certified Financial Planner and the only trained CPA in the California Senate.
The article above was released by the office of California State Senator John Moorlach.