Orange County Board of Supervisors holds Special Meeting to address coronavirus prevention

On the morning of March 2nd, Chairwoman Michelle Steel led the Orange County Board of Supervisors in a special meeting of the Board to address the global COVID-19 crisis. In the meeting, the board unanimously supported two agenda items, one ratifying last week’s state of emergency declaration for the county and another which mobilizes the County Healthcare Agency to ensure proper training and equipment to monitor the situation and prevent a potential outbreak.

“Due to the severity of the global outbreak of COVID-19, I ordered a special session of the board of supervisors to address this situation. We authorized the healthcare agency to equip its employees with the proper training and resources to prevent this virus from coming to Orange County,” said Chairwoman Steel. “It’s important to maintain calm and not panic. County medical professionals continue to monitor the situation and are prepared to respond as needed. The county currently has no cases of COVID-19 and we are taking these necessary measures to keep it that way.”

This article was released by the Office of Supervisor Michelle Steel.