Orange County’s COVID rates continue declining

With mask requirements being relaxed in businesses and next week in public schools, Dr. José Mayorga, executive director of the UC Irvine Family Health Center, cautioned against putting the face coverings away for good. “If you’re not fully vaccinated you should be wearing a mask,” Mayorga told City News Service. He noted the high level of fatalities during the omicron surge compared with previous surges. … “More people got it so subsequently more people succumbed to it.”