All Orange County residents still required to wear masks at work until at least late June

UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert [associate professor] Andrew Noymer said the mask debate is essentially moot at this point because coronavirus transmission rates are so low. “We’re in such a lenient period right now in terms of transmission rates, it’s really a question of just kind of waiting and seeing what happens in the fall. There’s going to be very little incidents of COVID this Summer, barring the unseen,” Noymer said in a phone interview last Thursday.