There’s been a lot of debate about whether or not the United States should ‘reopen’ during the coronavirus pandemic. Whichever side of the fence you might be on, I think that we can all agree that there’s a certain way that things can and should be done to save lives. Reopening can be done well—but it takes a lot of effort and creativity.

We have a unique insight into how the US could be reopened and what the new normal could look like. From social distancing circles in a park in Brooklyn to see-through separators at bars and designated waiting areas at coffee shops, these reopening measures might become something we see everywhere in the US. Scroll down and upvote your fave safety measures, dear Pandas!

As of May 20, every single state that had imposed a stay-at-home or shelter-in-place order has begun lifting the coronavirus quarantine restrictions that were put in place on businesses and public spaces, in one form or another, CNN reports.

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Drive-In Movie Theaters Are Returning

Drive-In Movie Theaters Are Returning

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Tovah Roche
Community Member
1 month ago

I hope this is a social adaptation that sticks around permanently. I used to love going to the drive-in as a kid and would to take my kids someday.

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#2

Foot-Operated Hand Sanitizer

Foot-Operated Hand Sanitizer

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Miss Cris
Community Member
1 month ago

Nice gadget

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#3

Food Truck Using Chutes To Maintain Distance

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##innovate and ##lovetoeatdonuts at ##socialdistance ##supportsmallbusiness ##danvilleva ##danvillefamilyvet ##tiktokvet

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

I want one of these in house. Just a random dude shooting food at me via a chute. Nom, nom.

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Of course, each state is lifting restrictions differently. So while some states allow people to go back to restaurants, offices, and places of worship in all counties, others are more careful about this.

For instance, the stay-at-home order in Alabama expired on April 24 and retail stores, hair salons, libraries, gyms, and bars are all reopened. However, California is going a different route by opting for regional reopenings. In California, since May 12, restaurants and shopping centers have been reopening bit by bit. But only in counties that meet the required criteria.

#4

Liquor Salad Bar

Liquor Salad Bar

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Miss Cris
Community Member
1 month ago

In the name of health

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#5

Bumper Tables To Keep Customers Social Distancing

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

How long before people start crashing into each other like bumper cars though.

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#6

Starbucks With No Seating

Starbucks With No Seating

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
1 month ago

How are hippies going to finish their teen mystery novels they have been working on for 3 years

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New York is doing things similarly to California by going for limited regional reopenings from May 15. The reopenings are limited to partial construction, manufacturing, and curbside retail but don’t include “major aspects of public life,” according to The New York Times. Beaches should also be reopening soon, but it’ll be a while before the state goes back to normal. New York has been especially hard-hit by Covid-19.

There have been 353k confirmed cases of the coronavirus in New York and 22.8k people have died. 195k of those infected were in New York City and nearly 15.8k of those who died lived there as well. The US has more than 1.58 million coronavirus cases in total and 301k people have recovered from the illness.

#7

Social Distancing Circles In Brooklyn

@brunchboys

Social Distance Circles ##socialdistance ##brooklyn ##nyc ##6feetapart

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 month ago

That’s cool but I don’t think it’s the long term future. When the pandemic ends, people will go back to how they were, just like after 1918 and swine flu.

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#8

Protection At A Nail Salon

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Salon Protection @youngnailsinc ##nailsalon ##covid ##littlethings ##covidgotmelike ##homeroutine ##smallbusiness ##itsaremix ##covidgearcheck ##got2bhome

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J Rob
Community Member
1 month ago

Some people are just cute no matter what you layer on them.

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#9

Social Distancing At The Gym

Social Distancing At The Gym

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Jovita A
Community Member
1 month ago

And who's cleaning equipment after each customer? Because people never do what they suppose to do.

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#10

Protection Of Fast Food Employees

@iamjuliang

CAN’T TOUCH THIS ##canttouchthis ##chickfila ##quarantine ##distancedance ##fyp ##foryoupage ##foryou ##socialdistance ##quarantinelife

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J Rob
Community Member
1 month ago

What is the point of this? I don't see how they could communicate through the plastic so the flap is unzipped and pushed down which eliminates any protection that the little tents would provide and no mask. Or maybe it is a type of raincoat?

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#11

See-Through Barriers At A Bar

@raythatvid

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togcrewsc
Community Member
1 month ago

watch some drunk guy try to punch the person next to him, only to break his fist.

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#12

Temparature Check At Universal Studios

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Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 month ago

I don’t see how people can do this and think it’s safe. This is dangerous and stupid.

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
1 month ago

And I suppose you are one of those panicky people who would prefer stay at home orders forever. Best way to control the population, isn't it?

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Johnny
Community Member
1 month ago

If only the virus didn't have an 2 - 14 day incubation period where people are contagious without symptoms, this might actually be useful. Instead it's just "infection-theater" to make people *feel* safe.

M Adams
Community Member
1 month ago

Many people with covid never had a fever. I am sure this does some good, just not sure to what extent.

Liz Karsa
Community Member
1 month ago

25-50% of all those infected with the virus are asymptomatic -- meaning they won't have temperatures. This is NOT a way to indicate if someone is healthy or not!

Heather Keedy Bateman
Community Member
1 month ago

Asymptomatic for up to 14 days. Most will eventually have symptoms, and they typically worsen the second week after they initially appear.

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Patrick Larson
Community Member
1 month ago

Temperature checks do almost nothing. People can incubate for 2 weeks without symptoms and still spread.

Weishaar Jamie
Community Member
1 month ago

You can have the virus but not have a temperature. You can be a carrier for up to 14 days with no symptoms. This is pointless.

Linda Johnson
Community Member
1 month ago

C'MON PEOPLE !!!! THINK about the last time you had a fever....did you gladly feel like walking around in the sun at Disneyland or Universal Studios...riding rides, .....I DON'T THINK SO.....

Itzel Anahi
Community Member
1 month ago

Too much of a hassle for me to go out in this new world. Seems like it's going to be a lot of waiting in line. I already hate LA traffic so my introvert self is going to stay put lol

Dizzyaudiohh
Community Member
1 month ago

Get ready for the second wave.. if there can be crowds like this right now at theme parks because they "temperature check" it's gonna spike again.

Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 month ago

Everywhere should have this: malls, work places and most definitely schools.

Bobert Robertson
Community Member
1 month ago

The person who downvoted you is most likely an American who "woke up in a free country"

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Ashley Richard
Community Member
1 month ago

This is, interesting. Me and my family plan on going to Universal Studios soon to ride rides and such. Will they still have this here by then? We don't really plan on going anywhere until the end of June, beginning of July and after July.

Kristina Thomas
Community Member
1 month ago

STOP SAYING "new era" and "new normal " These things need to be temporary. It would be unhealthy and unnecessary to continue this way forever. Besides, the human race made it through several pandemics in just the last 100 years and we didn't create a "new normal" of all being germophobes. Quit trying to make us feel safe by actually reinforcing fear.

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
1 month ago

What about enforcing social distancing? I thought so

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