Opinion: Newsom is right to order OC beaches closed

There is a very real possibility that people who visited the beaches last weekend had COVID-19, were asymptomatic and unknowingly transmitted it or brought it back to their communities. We don’t know that for sure right now, but we should be able to tell if last weekend’s beach day caused a spike in cases these next five to ten days, Andrew Noymer, a public health professor at the UC Irvine told the Guardian. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]