While the school’s-out season usually signals a relaxing of schedules and easing of rules, this one has a decidedly different feel — particularly for our “nonessential” physician friends who’ve been sidelined for months due to COVID-19 closures. Instead of scaling back as they normally would to enjoy the fruits of their labors — their seaside homes in the Hamptons and family estates abroad — they’re heading back to work this month, with a fresh-start feeling that’s reminiscent of early September.

Confronting waitlists hundreds of patients long, complex new safety protocols, and extended hours, doctors are embracing a new normal.

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