OC residents and businesses grapple with masks, vaccine verification policies amid coronavirus reopening

Given the rise of the Delta variant, Daniel Parker, [assistant professor of public health], at UC Irvine said making everyone wear masks in places where vaccine status can’t be verified is ideal because the variant appears to transmit easier. “Of course we can’t check everybody’s records before they go into a grocery store, but you could still have face masks,” Parker said. “We could still work around these things.”