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What To Expect As California Nears Reopening. Plus Your Questions And Concerns




Plastic wrap indicating no sitting allowed is seen during the reopening of The Hollywood Bowl with a concert for healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers at Hollywood Bowl on May 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
Plastic wrap indicating no sitting allowed is seen during the reopening of The Hollywood Bowl with a concert for healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers at Hollywood Bowl on May 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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On June 15, California's economy will fully reopen after more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions and closures.

Among the general population, reactions around reopening are likely to range from excitement to anxiety. Dr. Annabelle De St. Maurice, an assistant professor of pediatrics at UCLA, says different risk tolerance and comfort levels will likely affect people's behavior as society reopens. 

"People may choose to wear masks for longer than others, and may choose to wear them indoors,” she said. “We really shouldn't be shaming people for doing that and being cautious."

Today on AirTalk, we talk through where reopening stands, what you should expect. We also want to hear how you’re feeling about reopening. Excited? Wary? Anxious? Tell us how you’re feeling by calling 866-893-5722. 

With files from LAist. Read the full story here.

Guests: 

Jackie Fortiér, health reporter at KPCC and LAist; she tweets @JackieFortier

Dean Blumberg, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital; he tweets @DBlumbergPedsID