- While states are re-opening, life is not going back to normal just yet.
- Pictures from across the country show how people are adapting to living in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Many states across the US have begun to lift their lockdowns in efforts to reignited their economies. However, while the stay-at-home orders have been eased, life has not entirely gone back to the way it was prior to the pandemic.
Each state is in a different phase of re-opening. While states like Georgia have allowed for salons, gyms, and theaters to reopen, others like California and Connecticut have deemed them riskier and pushed back the dates when they can re-open.
However, while facilities may be reopening, almost everyone across the country has had to adapt to the threat of the coronavirus, which is highly contagious and can be spread from people who aren’t showing symptoms.
Photos from across the country show the ways in which people are adapting, from wearing masks to temperature scans before entering stores, and even businesses that remained closes despite their states allowing them to re-open.
While states have lifted lockdowns, some businesses are still not reopening.
For a variety of reasons, some business owners are not re-opening just because their state governments have allowed them to do.
Jamie Booth, the owner of Melange Hair Salon in Atlanta told The Daily Beast that she didn’t feel it was safe for her to re-open when Georgia announced the lifting of its lockdown at the end of February.
“I am mortified and appalled he would open us up in the middle of our coronavirus peak,” the Booth told The Daily Beast.
Some stores have started implementing temperature checks before shoppers can enter the store.
Apple has already re-opened a number of stores in the US. A spokesperson previously told Business Insider that there are a number of new procedures that are being carried out to ensure safety.
The company will implement temperature checks at reopened stores, limit the number of people in a store at once, and require face coverings, the spokesperson said.
Temperature checks are not just for shoppers, some employers will begin to check the temperature of their employees before they begin their shifts.
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While many stores are still only allowing pick up and take-out, some have opened for dine-in, but must follow a myriad of guidelines.
In Georgia, while some restaurants have reopened to allow for dine-in, the must-follow 39 state-mandated guidelines, which include, spacing out seating in dining areas and limiting capacity to only ten diners per 300 square feet, Eater Atlanta reported.
Some restaurants have gotten creative and set up dining areas outside.
Cities across America, including Tampa, Cincinnati, and Washington, DC, are exploring the expansion of outdoor dining as a means of expanding restaurant businesses, at a time where dine-in eating has become risky for the spread of coronavirus, Business Insider previously reported.
While some states still have not reopened salons and barbershops, the experience of haircut is a little different for those in states that have reopened these businesses.
Like other businesses, both employees and customers at these establishments may be required to wear face masks during the process.
However, many are still worried that the risk of coronavirus is still high in these establishments. Some like Connecticut governor Ned Lamont have delayed their re-opening over fears that the close proximity between barbers and their customers could be risky.
In other areas, only residents are able to use the beaches.
According to The Times, in Westchester County, just north of New York City, only county residents are allowed at the beaches. On weekends and holidays, only residents of Groton, Connecticut, are allowed to use Eastern Point Beach.