Sending Positive Thoughts to Steve Padilla

Democrats for Equality,

Unfortunately, COVID-19 has hit a little too close to home.

Late yesterday, our dear friend Steve Padilla announced on social media that he had tested positive for the Coronavirus.

On behalf of the club, we want to offer any positive thoughts and send as many good vibes as we can to Steve for a quick recovery.

I was texting with Steve last night after he posted the video and seemed to be in good spirits all things considered. He is self-isolating at home and working remotely continuing his duties as a Chula Vista City Councilmember and as Chair of the California Coastal Commission.

Steve is the first reported case among our local elected officials. Here’s his post from Facebook last night:

According to NBC San Diego, San Diego County has not yet released its latest official Coronavirus numbers from Saturday, March 14 as of 7:35 this morning. County HHSA has reported at least 10 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 as of Friday. You can check data monitored from the County on their website here.

Out of precaution for everyone’s health and well-being, we announced a few days ago that we were cancelling our club meeting this month.

At this time, California public health officials are suggesting that larger gatherings be postponed at least until the end of March, so hopefully we can all get back together at our next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, April 16.

We are all monitoring the day-to-day on the Coronavirus pandemic. If anything changes, we’ll be sure to let you know!

Again, please send positive thoughts and well-wishes to Steve as he recovers.

We need you back at 100%!

Ryan Trabuco
Club President
San Diego Democrats for Equality