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I live in one of the more locked-down counties in America. Construction has only just restarted and I can now do curbside pickup from more cafes, restaurants and businesses. But for the most part, mandatory face mask usage and other precautions are still in place, and people seem to largely stay at home.
Already, I see signs of change that could become part of the new normal for a long time, perhaps until we get a coronavirus vaccine or achieve herd immunity. As lockdown restrictions ease in phases in the US and around the world, there are some major lifestyle adaptations we’ll need to get used to, particularly enforced social distancing and limited capacity most anywhere we go. Don’t expect major sporting events and music festivals to restart anytime soon, either, at least not with the same degree of crowds.