Orange County continues to face shortages of coronavirus tests and contact tracing

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at UC Irvine, credited the county for being transparent about the challenge with testing and contact tracing, which many communities outside Orange County are facing as well. “That’s a candid acknowledgement of how hard contact tracing is when we’re in that sort of context, of 1,000 [new] cases a day. Contact tracing is difficult…in an expanding epidemic. And it’s good to see their candor, because I think honesty is the best policy,” Noymer said.