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8 Temporary Coronavirus Changes I Think Should Totally Stay After Quarantine

Possible silver linings for us introverts.

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1. First, separators between tables at restaurants

The nervous nelly in me definitely sees the benefits of knowing people around you aren’t listening in on your conversation.

illustration of a restaurant with screen dividers sitting atop the tables

2. Keeping hand sanitizer everywhere

This way, I don’t have to waste my own while I’m out!

3. Not greeting people with a hug or an awkward handshake

Now we can avoid uncomfortable physical contact altogether!

illustration of a person smiling

4. Never inviting people inside your house

Not the hostess with the mostest? That’s fine when there’s no possibility to host at all!

5. Wearing masks at work

Now, I never have to fake a smile or feign a laugh at a customer's bad joke.

illustration of a person wearing a face mask. you can see through the mask that they're not smiling

6. Plexiglass dividers at gyms

I don’t need sweat flying in my face as it bounces off of the person on the treadmill next to me, thank you very much.

7. Digital menus

Now, I don’t have to worry about the waiter coming over to ask for my menu back.

8. Finally, virtual doctor visits

Why commute 20 minutes to wait 40 minutes for someone to tell me over the course of two minutes that I need antibiotics? A video call will do.

illustration of someone having a video call with a doctor