(Picture of something that while STILL not accepted by everyone, became a “New Norm” along with non-smoking in most Public Places).
2/3 of the U.S. States are loosening restrictions and beginning to “open up”. It simply was, and is, inevitable. If not, things were at the very beginning of exploding.
What do you guys see as some “new norms” that you keep hearing so much about? I’ll start with some thoughts.
For the foreseeable future (say a year or so or more); things will be “risk stratified” and people will have to make their own decisions based on those risk. Eg. a crowded Sports Bar or Commercial Flying may be “High Risk”, while Mountain Hiking “Low risk” (in terms of COVID-19).
Take-out and Door Delivery will stay much more of a norm, and less and less businesses will continue to not take cash. (the Chick-fil-A near my work now takes NO cash at all. I’m sure the apocalyptic Religionist are loving this trend, as a “sign-of-the-times” and all. By the way; the Chick-fil-A ownership are devout Christians).
Safety ID protocols in high risk places like nursing homes and meat packing plants will most likely be continued and even fortified.
In terms of large events like the NFL; I think you will see in the foreseeable future crowds that are limited as they morph into some weird, almost futuristic TV events. UFC has shown that it “works”?; but what about events that hold 100,000 people…and what about College?
Concerts have me shaking my head. I really have no idea. Will they become more Pay-per-view TV events? What about movies? Again; I am at a loss.
The Political Divide that couldn’t even bring us together during this Crisis will only worsen.
Trump will come out of it all battered but as confident and as narcissistic as ever. I don’t even have a guess what 4 more years of an unbridled and lame-duck Trump will bring.
Okay. Hopefully I gave you all some meat to start with.
(And this IS A topic that I view as being ripe for going “off topic”. I hope it does. And Trump as the “leader” of the Free World is a central figure in all this. So trying to calculate his moves is fair-game in this thread).
So…what do you see as the “New Norms” we may be faced with?
The 6-foot distance/One-Way marked floor is now yours.