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Gov. Baker Loosens Outdoor Mask Requirements And Charts A Path To Full Reopening47:48
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Gov. Charlie Baker puts on a mask after announcing new restrictions on businesses during the fall coronavirus surge (Sam Doran/SHNS)
Gov. Charlie Baker puts on a mask after announcing new restrictions on businesses during the fall coronavirus surge (Sam Doran/SHNS)

Here is the Radio Boston rundown for April 27. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

  • Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley has redoubled her calls for police reform in the wake of last week's guilty verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. We catch up with her on policing and the latest in pandemic relief.
  • Governor Charlie Baker today announced that effective Friday, April 30th, Massachusetts' mask mandate will be lifted for outdoor settings where social distancing is possible. On May 10th, amusement parks and outdoor water parks can reopen at 50% capacity. And by August 1st, all businesses will be able to fully reopen, and all limitations and capacity restrictions will be removed. We get the latest from WBUR senior State House reporter Steve Brown.
  • We break down all the news from the Baker administration and the CDC and take listener questions during "Ask the Doctors" with Dr. Shira Doron, an infectious disease physician and hospital epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center, and Dr. Sabrina Assoumou, an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and infectious disease specialist at Boston Medical Center.

This program aired on April 27, 2021.

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