Have you told your children or spouse not to go to a particular place just because you believe the place is more likely to infect COVID-19 than other public places?
According to a weekly survey of consumer attitudes about the pandemic, many Americans are just not willing to go to certain places when they reopen. That being said, here are ten businesses Americans say they will avoid even after the country is up and running again.
Many movie theaters in the United States have stayed open during the COVID-19 pandemic. (not in Las Vegas) But, with many people choosing to stay home, ticket sales have fallen 30 percent or more. It’s a trend that theaters hope won’t last. Unfortunately for them, many consumers are still not comfortable going to the movies. More than half (55 percent) of consumers surveyed said that they plan to stay away from movie theaters when the ones that closed during the pandemic begin reopening.
Fortunately, for avid moviegoers, drive-in theaters are making a comeback. “Drive-in movies are offering a ‘socially distanced’ alternative to traditional movie theaters,” Business Insider said in an article published on its website. This may very well be a viable solution “for those needing some semblance of human interaction outside of the home,” Business INSIDER wrote.
According to the survey, 53 percent of respondents said they were not in a hurry to start going to concerts again once the country reopens. Thankfully, there are many artists who have been giving concerts online and on television for their fans. For example, Keith Urban has live-streamed acoustic sets on social media. And, Spanish-language TV network Telemundo hosted a virtual concert featuring more than 30 Latin music artists who performed from their own homes or studios.
FYI, if you’re interested in attending a virtual concert, you might be able to catch one on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook. Just check your favorite artist’s page for updates.
We all should settle with "ZOOM Yoga or Pilates". The alternative ways to get in a good workout while gyms have been temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic became so popular now. And they will continue those alternative methods because people somehow feel more convenient to do it at home than going to the gym. YouTube workout videos, trying free home workout apps, or just go out and taking a walks, will be much easier because there no "plan-ahead' task and those are more spontaneously taken place whenever you like . That’s because 49 percent of survey respondents said that they would avoid gyms and sports centers when they reopen. Well, with obvious reasons, public gyms can be a breeding ground for some nasty germs.
The NBA suspended its season with teams having played only 63 to 67 of 82 games. What’s more, is there is no date set for a resumption. Not that it would matter anyway — at least not to some fans, as 53 percent of them plan to stay away from sporting events once they resume. As for the athletes, team owners, stadiums, and arenas, it’s going to be tough on them. Hopefully, they’ll come up with a solution that’s beneficial to everyone. It's very unfortunate, but in Las Vegas, Sports Book is near empty but people taking a nap in front of gigantic screen TV where usually televised all sports events and races.
Beauty Salons and Haircut places:
Long, shaggy hair and fading color are just simply not enough to get some people to run back to the beauty salon. According to the survey, 30 percent of respondents said that while the issues above are indeed irksome, they’d rather find some other way to deal with them than returning to a salon atmosphere. And, rightfully so. After all, a New York barber who defied orders and still gave haircuts anyway during the shutdown has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Unfortunately, there’s no telling who he contracted it from and how many of his clients, and their family members, he may have infected.