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When will OC get to reopen? Questions mount over new state guidelines and county’s actual case rates

Voice of OC, Sept. 1, 2020

September 1, 2020

When will OC get to reopen? Questions mount over new state guidelines and county’s actual case rates

UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert, Andrew Noymer said the new tiered system is better, despite some initial concerns. “I think the four-tiered, color-coded system is a step in the right direction of clarity and risk communication,” I think there was a lot of discussion about Orange County being on or off the watchlist and some people interrupted that to mean everything was hunky dory,” Noymer said. “There’s a bit of confusion this week, but in the long run it will become a lot clearer exactly how the statistics are calculated.