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Checking In On K-12 Schools As Students And Teachers Try To Manage During Omicron Surge

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COVID-19 AMA: L.A. County Warns Against Gatherings, Omicron Symptoms, COVID “Parties,” And More

COVID Update 1.12.22

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Catherine Le, infectious disease specialist with Cedars-Sinai Medical Group and co-director of the Cedars-Sinai COVID-19 Recovery Program.

Topics today include:

How Has Omicron Led You To Change Your Habits?

Open Phones - How Has Omicron Changed Your Plans 1.12.22

It’s deja vu all over again as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has spread across the United States at a time when, with vaccinations available to all and case rates and hospitalizations declining, many people were starting to feel comfortable resuming normal activities in public places. But as cases rise once again thanks to the less severe but more transmissible Omicron variant, some are rethinking whether it’s really time to be “getting back to normal” and doing things like eating at a restaurant indoors, going to large events or even just gathering with a small group of friends.

Checking In On K-12 Schools As Students And Teachers Try To Manage During Omicron Surge

Back To School And Omicron 1.12.22

Many Southern California students and teachers have returned to school, with Omicron surging throughout the state. For some major industries, the Omicron wave has created unprecedented staffing issues with many employees sidelined due to COVID-19, and schools are no exception. In Chicago – the nation’s third-largest school district – classes were canceled for four days as the teachers’ union negotiated for better COVID-19 safety regulations. Today on AirTalk, Larry speaks with Mark Skvarna, Interim superintendent of the Montebello Unified School District, Jerry Almendarez, Superintendent of the Santa Ana Unified School District, and Frank Miranda, Superintendent of the Colton Joint Unified School District about how they’re handling the final leg of this academic year amid the Omicron surge.

As We Enter A Third Year of Work From Home, Listeners Tell Us The Most Unique Places They’ve Set Up Shop

The Most Unique Place You've WFH 1.12.22

Many of us thought 2022 would be the year we started to get back to “normal” - including a return to the office. However, with the surging Omicron wave, many companies are pressing pause on their plans to bring employees back, and work from home appears to be here to stay for the foreseeable future. But there are only so many days you can deal with your cat climbing on your laptop, only so many things you can clean to procrastinate on a project, before you start to get thirsty for a change of scenery. That’s what happened to theme park and travel writer Carly Caramanna, who traded her co-working space for an annual pass to Universal Studios Hollywood, and made the theme park her new office. Today on AirTalk, Caramanna joins Larry to discuss the article she wrote about her work from “home” experience.

You can read Carly’s piece here

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