Tom Steyer: California Putting People First with Phased Opening

Dijon Barnes direct traffic while volunteering at a food distribution center Friday, May 15, 2020, in Compton, Calif. Unemployment figures continue to rise and more Americans are relying on food handouts amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Former Democratic presidential candidate and member of the California Recovery Task Force Tom Steyer speaks with April Ryan on reopening the most populous state. Steyer says the state will put the health of people first, and will open in a phased in approach. 

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FILE – In this May 5, 2020, file photo, residents of the Kew Gardens Hills neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York line up for free face masks. Donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses for Californians as the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders, but rules about face coverings vary from county to county and it’s unclear what enforcement might look like. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)