Sacramento area slams brakes on July 4 events. Even large private parties ‘should not happen’

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at UC Irvine, said the state has to prepare for a lengthy period of hunkering down and following the safety protocols, regardless of what happens over the Fourth. Very little will be solved if people avoid picnics this weekend but go “back to non-mask wearing July 6,” said Noymer, an associate professor of public health and disease prevention.