The idea of the “new normal” is still unclear and a new territory we’ll have to explore. But you can bet we won’t be shaking hands, sharing glassware, or blowing out the candles on a birthday cake any time soon. So don’t throw those face masks away just yet, they’re here to stay for the foreseeable future.
Here are 8 other ways the pandemic may change our lives as we enter into the unknown, and navigate a post-COVID world together.
1. Restaurants and bars
We’ll get straight to the most pressing issue: food and drink.
You’ve seen the plastic bubbles, or pool noodles and painted lines to keep diners at a safe distance on patios. They’re a fun novelty now but they won’t last forever! Eventually, restaurant/bar capacities will be lowered and tables will be organized further apart, but diners will be able to sit inside