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"With Virus Rates low, Californians Eager to Return to Events"

The Associated Press interviewed Dr. Christina Ramirez, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of biostatistics, about safety measures to take in crowded venues, like sporting events, even after vaccination

Monday, April 5, 2021

For the past year, Emily Redenbach has had to watch her beloved Los Angeles Kings hockey team play on television, without the camaraderie of fellow season ticket holders who have become her friends.

“It’s not the same, but that’s the closest I could get to having hockey,” said Redenbach, 35.

But starting April 15, Redenbach and other loyal sports fans may be able to return to a large arena to cheer on their team after California lifts its ban on live indoor events. The Kings, as well as the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco and the Los Angeles Lakers, have announced that they are working withhealth officials to welcome back fans.