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State health department recommends masks for everyone indoors

Voice of OC, July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021

State health department recommends masks for everyone indoors

All Californians are recommended to wear masks indoors — regardless of vaccination status — as case rates across the state and Orange County have been steadily increasing since the statewide reopening last month. … UCI epidemiologist [and associate professor of population health & disease prevention] and public health expert, Andrew Noymer, said he’s worried not enough people are getting vaccinated as the Delta variant rages through the state. “The issue is with the Delta Variant plus the fact that you can’t get people to vaccinate for love or money — means that we’ve really hit a glass ceiling when it comes to vaccination,” Noymer said in a phone interview last week.