Is California winning the battle against coronavirus spread? Here are the surprising numbers

It’s too early to talk about a widespread move to get people back to work without trade-offs, said Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine. …As long as cases are still rising, even with sheltering in place, “there’s no reason to expect anything but more rising when you ease it up,” Noymer said. “It’s not safer now. If you haven’t had it yet, you’re just as susceptible as before. If anything the risk is higher,” he said.