OC Remains in red tier, but COVID-19 numbers are dropping

Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett raised concerns Tuesday with Chau about UC Irvine students returning to campus because many are coming from out of the country and out of state. But Chau Dr. Clayton Chau, [the director of the Health Care Agency and the county’s chief health officer]  reassured her that the university has a regular and strict testing protocol in place. UC Irvine is bringing back 7,500 of its 30,000 students to campus. “It looks like UCI is one of the strictest UC campus, which is good for us,” Chau said. “They have a great testing protocol and contact tracing system and what have you.”