The cycle continues as Orange County issues indoor mask mandates

Among the adjacent sidewalks, students around the University of California, Irvine, hurry about and chat, fully masked, as they have been since in-person classes returned. Even as restrictions are lifted, some have become accustomed, and more comfortable, sticking with longstanding protocols. … “We just don’t know all that much. People keep saying it’s mild but I don’t think we have enough data to say it’s mild. But COVID is mild for most people,” said Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine epidemiologist [and associate professor of public health]. “That’s the weird truth.”