2022

"Maskless at gym? At grocery? Dining indoors? Experts break down risks as COVID cases fall"


The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Robert Kim-Farley about how to remain safe even as public requirements for safety precautions are relaxed.

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It’s been more than three weeks since California eased its requirement that residents mask up in most indoor public areas, but not everyone has been quick to change their own daily habits.

Whether they’re still cautious about the state of the pandemic or simply acknowledge the continued protection masking provides, some doctors and public health experts are continuing to take precautions that go above and beyond the minimum mandates outlined at the state and local levels.

Here’s what they are saying:

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