All 50 states have reopened in some capacity after the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in America. As shelter-in-place orders in many U.S. cities come to an end, many are eager to return to some semblance of normal life. Nevertheless, social distancing guidelines are still in place. Some people feel it's time to get back to business as usual, so long as everyone is wearing the proper PPE and remaining a safe distance away from one another. Others would rather play it safe and remain indoors completely. At this point, which of these activities do you feel most comfortable doing?
While many restaurants remain closed altogether, some are reenvisioning their dining space to accommodate social distancing guidelines for customers. The CDC released updated guidelines for restaurants and bars to follow in addition to their own state and local regulations. Are you comfortable going out to eat?
For many people, occasional walks outdoors are the only things keeping them sane. But as sidewalks and parks grow more crowded, some are considering remaining indoors more often than not. Are you venturing out to nearby parks?
Barber shops and salons were among the first businesses to reopen across the country. It is recommended that business owners encourage customers and employees to wear masks, gloves and any other PPE necessary. Have you ventured out to get your hair done yet?
The CDC recommends nail salons install hazard controls in order to protect employees and customers, including things like transparent barriers, removing chairs from waiting rooms and more. Would you take a trip to the nail salon?
Has the virtual happy hour finally made the transition to the driveway happy hour? Some friends are venturing out to see each other, donning protective masks while skipping out on hugs. Have you seen your friends yet?
Some concerts have already taken place post-coronavirus. Attendees sit six feet apart and, of course, bring their masks as well as their fan signs.
As fans still mourn the loss of NCAA March Madness and spring sports, many are holding their breath for the return of college and professional football in the fall. As for this summer, limited numbers of guests will now be able to attend NASCAR events, and according to NASCAR itself:
All guests will be screened before entering, required to wear face masks, mandated to social distance and are forbidden from the infield, among other new safety protocols.
Travel is certainly limited right now, but some are choosing to change up their "work from home" location by visiting nearby vacation spots. Would you take a trip to the beach right now?
Going to a movie seems like a relatively benign activity out of any—as long as you sit far away from others. According to Variety's Brent Lang, AMC plans to reopen hundreds of theaters in the U.S. this July:
...AMC is reducing its seating capacity in order to help people social distance, it is implementing new cleaning procedures, placing hand-sanitizing stations throughout its theaters and encouraging contact-less and cash-free concessions.