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What do California’s COVID-19 reopening metrics mean? A health expert answers

The Desert Sun, Sept. 16, 2020

September 16, 2020

What do California’s COVID-19 reopening metrics mean? A health expert answers

Gov. Gavin Newsom recently unveiled a new framework that moves counties through four color-coded stages of reopening based on their recent per-capita case counts and recent positivity rate, which is a measure of how many coronavirus tests are coming back positive. … To unpack the new system and find out where California is in an ever-evolving public health crisis, The Desert Sun spoke with Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of public health at UC Irvine, who has been tracking the pandemic and the government’s response.