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Episode 319

Season 3, Episode 19 of 50

PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH: As the state’s stay at home order expires, University of Arizona virologist Felicia Goodrum discusses what actions individuals should take to protect themselves and potentially prevent a second surge in coronavirus cases. ECONOMIC FORECAST: University of Arizona economist George Hammond explains what the pandemic’s impact has been on the state’s economy thus far, and what the road to recovery may look like. BUSINESSES REOPEN: Tony Paniagua speaks to local business owners in Pima County about their plans to reopen, as well as an owner who is choosing to delay offering dine-in services. TUCSON METRO’S BUSINESS LANDSCAPE: Tucson Metro Chamber President Amber Smith discusses how the region’s business landscape has changed during the pandemic and some of the ongoing challenges facing employers and workers. EMPLOYER LIABILITY: On the issue of public safety, new requirements at some places such as face masks or temperature checks raises questions about whether customers or workers can refuse to follow guidelines that they may consider overreaching. Tara Sklar is an expert in health law and policy with the University of Arizona College of Law. She explains what businesses and agencies can legally require and what their liabilities are during a health emergency.

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