Rep. Cisneros and OC Delegation Send Letter to OC Health Agency on COVID-19 Testing Deficiencies

May 12, 2020
Press Release

FULLERTON, CA - Today, Representative Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) joined the Orange County Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Orange County Health Care Agency Director Clayton Chau requesting more information regarding the County’s low COVID-19 testing volume in comparison with other counties. The letter, which was signed by the entire Orange County Congressional delegation, requests a briefing to better understand the factors contributing to the testing deficiencies so we can better address the disparity. Click here to view the full letter. 


“We write today with concerns regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing disparities between Orange County and other counties. Because research has shown that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 are asymptomatic,  widespread testing will be especially critical to quickly identify and contain small outbreaks and strengthen public confidence as the state gradually relaxes its stay-at-home order,” the Members wrote. “All levels of government must pursue the greatest testing volume possible, and we stand ready to assist with any federal resources needed to support your work.”