‘We get to see people’s smiles’: L.A. County marks first day without indoor mask mandate

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and associate professor of public health at UC Irvine, said he thought L.A. County’s decision was reasonable given the lower infection levels, but said the public should be prepared to return to masking in the future. “Put the masks away,” he said, “but put them in a drawer, not the garbage.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]