UCI News

L.A. health officials monitoring wastewater to prepare for future COVID-19 waves

KNX News, April 4, 2022

April 5, 2022

L.A. health officials monitoring wastewater to prepare for future COVID-19 waves

Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine [associate professor of public health and] epidemiologist, said “leading indicators” that point to COVID-19 waves can be seen in the wastewater about one to three weeks before the wave hits the general public, which could give health officials time to not only identify the patterns, but warn Angelenos.