California To Reopen Fully on June 15

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SOUTH GATE, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 10: California Gov. Gavin Newsom visits a mobile COVID-19 vaccination center on March 10, 2021 in South Gate, California.  ((Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images))

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday that almost all businesses in the state may reopen on June 15 at or near full capacity, provided vaccine supplies are stable, hospitalization rates remain low and certain large-scale indoor events implement vaccine or testing requirements. The statewide mask mandate will also stay in place. We'll discuss the public health implications of the reopening plan, and we'll also talk about the status of vaccine rollout efforts globally as new coronavirus variants raise alarms among public health officials worldwide.


George Rutherford, Professor of epidemiology & Biostatistics at UCSF School of Medicine and Director of the Prevention and Public Health Group

Guy Marzorati, reporter and producer, KQED's California Politics and Government Desk