UCI News

Masks indoors and mixed messages are back in LA County

Spectrum News 1, July 16, 2021

July 16, 2021

Masks indoors and mixed messages are back in LA County

Health officials in Los Angeles County want everyone to wear masks indoors whether they’re vaccinated or not.  … Andrew Noymer, epidemiologist [ and associate professor of public health], at the University of California, Irvine, said he has deep misgivings about the order. “I wonder what this mask ordinance is saying to people who got the vaccine,” Noymer said. “I wonder if it’s sending the wrong message. Taking off your mask was dangled as a carrot for taking the vaccine and now that carrot is being taken away.”