Orange County’s bars, bowling alleys and race tracks can reopen after being closed for a year

UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert, [Associate Professor] Andrew Noymer, said it’s a good milestone. “I think it’s appropriate to move to the Orange Tier because we created this system and it was designed for transparency.” Noymer said in a Tuesday phone interview. “If you don’t honor that, then people will feel like they’ve been sold a bill of goods. So we have to stand by the metrics that we proposed.” … Noymer also said people should still follow the public health protocols, like wearing masks and avoiding large indoor gatherings with people they don’t live with.