Gov. Gavin Newsom rolled out his plan Thursday to shift California's coronavirus policies from a “pandemic” phase of the virus to an “endemic” phase. His announcement comes amid concerns about moving too quickly to ease COVID-19 restrictions and frustration from others about moving too slowly.
In this special originally broadcast Thursday at 3 p.m., we break down what the governor is calling for — and what he isn't — with context, analysis and reactions. The special will also be rebroadcast Thursday at 6 p.m.
This special is produced by CapRadio in partnership with the California Newsroom, a collaboration of California’s public radio stations, NPR and CalMatters.
- Nicole Nixon, State Politics Reporter, CapRadio
- Jackie Fortier, Senior Health Reporter, KPCC
- Dr. Ali Mokdad, Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology Professor, Health Metrics Sciences Univ. of Washington
- Dr. Eric Topol, Professor, Molecular Medicine, Scripps Research; Gary & Mary West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine
- Joe Hong, K-12 education reporter, CalMatters
- Matt Hoffman, Health & Business Reporter, KPBS
- Dr. Alicia Riley, UC Santa Cruz Professor of Sociology
- Anne Molgaard, Mendocino County Director of Public Health