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As CA Officials Craft New Guidelines, We Discuss What Reopening Might (Safely) Look Like




People visit Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California on July 9, 2020, the first day the outdoor shopping and dining complex has been open to the public since it closed in mid-March amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
People visit Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California on July 9, 2020, the first day the outdoor shopping and dining complex has been open to the public since it closed in mid-March amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Earlier this week, Governor Newsom said health officials are working on new guidelines for how counties can reopen, once they are off California’s watchlist of counties with troubling COVID-19 statistics. 

LA County has met some of the requirements to leave the list, including declining death and hospitalization rates, though we’re still far from the case rate benchmark. 

But that doesn’t preclude us from discussing the future. As state officials craft new protocols for reopening, we think through what that might look like - what would be off limits? What kind of activities are safe? 

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Guests:

Marshall Allen, healthcare reporter at ProPublica; his latest piece is “Cellphone Data Shows How Las Vegas Is 'Gambling With Lives' Across the Country

Robert Kim-Farley, M.D., professor of epidemiology and community health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health; he served as the director of the Division of Communicable Disease Control and Prevention at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health from 2004-2018 and is a former senior official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the WHO