Photos from across the US show what the new normal looks like as states reopen — from temperature scanners at the Apple store to marked circles at public parks

San Francisco social distancing reopening parks

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.

In San Francisco, the Recreation and Parks Department drew the circles on Wednesday and Thursday in several city parks to make social distancing easier.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the circles are 10-feet in diameter are 8-feet apart from each other. They’ve already been drawn in three parks, and a fourth park is expected to be completed on Friday.

“Like signage and masks, they are visual reminders to stay safe through social distancing,” Recreation and Parks Department spokeswoman Tamara Aparton told the Chronicle.

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.

Many businesses are now installing plexiglass to separate customers from employees in an effort to limit contact and the spread of the virus.

According to CNBC, plexiglass partitions look like they’re here to stay for a while.

“Most of our orders that come in every single day are from your mom and pop business, your medical offices, your retail environments, and some large brand restaurant groups too,” Jim Whitehead, a small business owner in Michigan who shifted production in April to sell plexiglass barriers, told CNBC.

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 …read more

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