OC is a COVID-19 hotspot. Residents don’t want to wear masks, so what needs to happen?

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People choose not to wear face masks as they stroll on the beach boardwalk during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Huntington Beach, California, U.S., July 1, 2020. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Blake.

California is now the epicenter of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak, passing New York with the most confirmed COVID-19 infections. The Golden State now has more than 400,000 cases, according to Johns Hopkins.

Southern California is the state’s hotspot. Now Orange County has the second most cases in the state, passing Riverside County on Tuesday. 

KCRW talks about the county’s response with Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett. She represents the Fifth District, which includes Laguna Beach, San Clemente, and Mission Viejo.

Credits

Guest:
Lisa Bartlett - Orange County Supervisor for the Fifth District

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin, Caleigh Wells