New COVID cases in California hit an all-time high. Here’s a fact-check on how the virus spreads

People have repeatedly heard that stopping the spread of COVID-19 requires wearing a face mask, staying six feet apart, and socializing only outdoors. Socializing is the drive behind this recent surge. Restaurants have put tables shoulder-to-shoulder on sidewalks and/or set up big tents full of people. Is that safe? What are the chances of getting COVID-19 at these outdoor gathering spots?



  • Omai Garner - Director of Clinical Microbiology at UCLA Health