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What you need to know for Thursday, June 3, 2021

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TAMPA, Fla. — Good morning Tampa Bay! The weekend is right around the corner. 

Leaving four-legged coworkers at home 

As more and more people head back to the office after more than a year of working from home, it's definitely an adjustment. And not just for you, but also for your pets. It's good to know there are some things you can do to prepare your pet to suddenly have the house all to themselves! 🐾

Here are a few tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association that can help make the transition a little easier:

  • Slowly introduce workday routines to ease animal's anxiety.

  • Give your pet plenty of exercise; keep pets engaged. 

  • Recognize signs of stress. 

  • Speak with your veterinarian.

RELATED: Is your pet ready for you to return to the office?

The Bolts are back in town ⚡

After hitting the road for the first two games of Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Lightning will be back at Amalie Arena Thursday for Game 3 against the Hurricanes.  

And they're back with history on their side. 

The Lightning are undefeated (7-0) when taking a 2-0 lead in a series.

Since 2010, in the 18 playoff series in which the Lightning won three games, they went on to lose just four of those series.

But, Carolina won’t go away easily.

Four of the teams’ last five match-ups have been decided by one goal.

Puck drops at 8 p.m.

RELATED: Lightning, Hurricanes Game 3 Preview: Bolts return home

Credit: AP
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) is congratulated by teammate Brayden Point (21) following the third period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, June 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Asking an expert 

On 10 Tampa Bay, we’re committed to keeping you up to date with all the latest COVID-19 news. 

That's why every week we take questions from you to Dr. Michael Teng, Ph.D., a virologist at USF Health. 

This week we talked to Dr. Teng about what the possibility of Moderna lowering its vaccine eligibility age could mean for a younger age group.  💉

He says one of the benefits is that we'll be able to move quickly to vaccinate our middle school and upper school high school type of children.

He also says when it comes to choosing between Pfizer and Moderna, there isn't much of a difference so parents can be confident getting either.

You can read what he has to say here. 

RELATED: Virologist talks about what to keep in mind if Moderna is approved for younger people