Los Angeles County holds off on reinstating indoor mask mandate as Covid-19 cases fall

Andrew Noymer, associate professor of public health at UC Irvine, said [L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara] Ferrer was in difficult position. “In some ways, strong recommendations are better than mandates,” said Noymer, who supported the indoor masking requirement. “If you bring down a mandate and then nobody does it, your mandate becomes a joke. What does that mean for you going forward?”