COVID-19 lockdowns are lifting, and the world we are emerging into looks different. Normal life as we knew it before the pandemic must adjust to mitigate the risk of future outbreaks. That means a world that looks and feels maybe a little less human.
The way we dine out, shop, learn, and worship are all being adapted to a new normal, a new way of existing in a socially distant world—if only temporarily.
For now, clouds of disinfectant, hazmat suits over professional suits, and temperature scans are among the new everyday protocols in place to help us along the way in redefining normal life.
Click through to see images from around the world curated by Stacker, depicting how life is changing in the wake of COVID-19.
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Pictured: A security guard checks the temperature of a guest before allowing her to enter at Universal Orlando's CityWalk, in Orlando, Florida.
Pictured: Shoppers wearing masks in the Eastern Market in Washington D.C. abide by new grocery store protocol.
Pictured: A sign marks a new pedestrian lane to widen the sidewalk for ample social distance on Avenida Corrientes in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Pictured: Schoolchildren wearing protective face shields and masks attend class at Collège Claude Debussy in Angers, France.
Pictured: FC Schalke 04 substitute players sit on the bench in an empty stadium during the German Bundesliga match at Borussia Dortmund.
Pictured: In the absence of real-life fans, cardboard cutouts of Borussia Monchengladbach supporters are placed throughout Borussia-Park.
Pictured: Employees eat lunch behind protective screens at the Hyundai Card credit card company in Seoul, South Korea.
Pictured: A medic checks the temperature of a worshipper before entering the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria, for Friday prayer.
Pictured: Members of the congregation observe social distancing at a Sunday service at the Berliner Dom cathedral in Berlin, Germany. The German capital's Protestant cathedral reopened for worshippers on May 17 after going online for two months.
Pictured: Lounge chairs laid out on a beach in Tel Aviv, Israel, according to social distancing guidelines. Beaches are now open for the first time after two months of confinement due to COVID-19.
Pictured: A man uses a facial thermal detector before entering a building in Bari, Italy.
Pictured: Students undergo a temperature check from city education officials as they arrive at Kyungbock High School in Seoul, South Korea.
Pictured: Students disinfect their desks and prepare for class in Wuhan on their first day back since schools reopened.
Pictured: A security officer checks the temperature of a man at the entrance to La Rinascente, a high-end shopping center in Turin, Italy.
Pictured: Staff members arrange tables to meet social distancing regulations in front of a restaurant on the Lungomare Caracciolo in Naples, Italy.
Pictured: A view inside the United States Postal Office in Murray Hill, New York.
Pictured: A mannequin dons a protective face shield in the window of a wedding shop in Paris. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is being displayed as a standard piece of wardrobe in retail stores around the world.
Pictured: Barbers dressed in personal protective equipment trim men's hair as businesses reopen in Rome.
Pictured: Several members of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations disinfect Kiyevsky Railway Station in Moscow.
Pictured: Employees dress mannequins in personal protective suits at a retail store in Manila.
Pictured: A worker disinfects a jewelry store in Naples.
Pictured: A student wearing a face mask and shield attends a class at Escola Básica e Secundária de Santa Maria in Sintra, Portugal.
Pictured: An employee wearing a face shield and mask takes the temperature of a customer inside a clothing store in Barcelona.
Pictured: A manicurist and her client wear masks while separated by a plexiglass shield during an appointment at Nuance Cabeleireiro in Cascais, Portugal.
Pictured: A waiter wears a face shield during his shift at Café Prückel in Vienna, Austria.
Pictured: Green "sit here" stickers on seats indicate where commuters can remain at a safe distance aboard trains in Sydney, Australia.
Pictured: A demonstration of "Wastie Robot," a contaminated waste collection robot designed to prevent and reduce the chance of infections during the pandemic. "Wastie Robot" will be used in hospitals that are treating COVID-19 patients.
Pictured: To prevent groups of people from gathering, chairs are stacked together and locked up along the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, California.
Pictured: A passenger wears a hazmat suit as a precaution against COVID-19 as he waits for a train at Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province.
Pictured: Visitors sit in a limited-seating roller coaster during the reopening of Efteling theme park in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands.
Pictured: Members of the media practice social distancing during a news conference with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
Pictured: Children wearing protective masks swing on a playground in Ankara, Turkey. Children aged 14 and under in Turkey are allowed to leave their homes between 11 a.m.–3 p.m. but must stay within walking distance and wear masks.
Pictured: Bidders sitting in perspex cubicles inside the Multiflora auction warehouse in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Pictured: An elevator in the Siam Paragon shopping mall guides shoppers on where to stand and which direction to face to limit exposure. Shopping malls reopened in Thailand on May 17 with strict health and safety measures.
Pictured: Mannequins in 1940s-era clothing are seated in the dining area of The Inn at Little Washington, a Michelin Three Star restaurant in Rappahannock County. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Virginia will allow restaurants to reopen at only 50% capacity to maintain social distancing; however, Chef Patrick O’Connell plans to keep the mannequins in place when it reopens May 29 rather than leave the tables vacant when diners return.
Pictured: Officials use massive sprayers to disinfect the streets in Baghdad, Iraq, to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Pictured: French police officers patrol subway commuters at Paris' Gare du Nord train station during rush hour on May 15, 2020, as France eases lockdown measures. They monitor the use of protective face masks and confirm riders' employment certificates, allowing them to commute between 6:30–9 a.m.
Pictured: A priest wearing a protective mask celebrates mass with a limited congregation in Milan, Italy.
Pictured: A staff member in a hazmat suit stands near the "EM Auto Hygienic Gate" outside of EmQuartier, a mall in Bangkok. Thailand has allowed shopping malls to reopen following closure on March 22; they must follow social distancing and sanitizing protocols, as well as employ temperature checks upon mall and shop entry.
Pictured: The men's bathroom during the first socially distanced concert at TempleLive on May 18, 2020 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Pictured: Members of the Tinetti community disinfect neighbors in the capital city of San Salvador.
Pictured: A couple sit in The SoNo Collection shopping mall in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Pictured: A view of a bus stop with social distancing signs in London, England.
Pictured: Bel Aire Diner hosts a pop-up drive-in movie in their adjacent parking lot, keeping guests socially distant amid the pandemic in Queens.
Pictured: Couples prepare to take marriage vows at one of six pop-up socially distanced marriage booths in the Honda Center parking lot on May 19, 2020 in Anaheim. With many wedding ceremonies on hold and county offices closed, the Orange County Clerk-Recorder has set up where the Anaheim Ducks play for civil ceremonies. Clerk-Recorder staff perform the ceremonies from inside the booths and couples are allowed one witness.
Pictured: Store policies for entry are posted at the Pelé Soccer store on Lincoln Road, May 20, 2020, in Miami Beach. The city has begun to allow the reopening of nonessential retail and personal grooming businesses, as well as offices and museums.
Pictured: Passengers at San Diego International Airport onboard an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, North Carolina, on May 20, 2020.
Pictured: New social distancing circles in Dolores Park in San Francisco.
Pictured: Tourists take photos behind plexiglass at the entrance of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
Pictured: A man drives a floor-cleaning machine past a statue during the sanitation of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.
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