Andrew Noymer, a public health [associate] professor at the University of California, Irvine, said California has reasons to be optimistic, but he questioned the decision to scrap the old system and set the June 15 goal so far in advance. It’s likely by summer all 58 counties could be in the lowest yellow tier anyway, but the new rules give little room to adjust if one county sees a new outbreak. “I’m not sure I see the logic of all (of a) sudden going statewide when it was county by county, but I guess that’s what a recall will do for you,” he said.
California to move to statewide reopening plan in June
AP, April 7, 2021
April 7, 2021