Sara Goodman, 39, has kept kosher her entire life. An associate professor of political science at the University of California, Irvine, Ms. Goodman is used to responding to dinner invitations with an awkward but polite inquiry about what sort of food will be served, and if accommodations can be made for her. It’s a skill, she says, that has come in handy as California eases its way out of the stay at home order …and families like hers begin navigating the uncharted landscape of post-Covid-19 socializing.

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