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Creative solutions to social distancing
  • People practice social distancing inside an elevator prior to arriving to their work places at World Trade Center, after the government announced that private and state companies will reopen their offices after almost two months of lockdown amidst concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Colombo, Sri Lanka May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
  • NEW YORK, USA - MAY 19: People are seen practicing social distancing in white circles at the Domino Park during Covid-19 pandemic in Brooklyn, New York City, United States on May 19, 2020. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
  • NEW YORK, USA - MAY 19: Drone photos shows the New Yorkers spending time in white circles painted on the grass to help park-goers stay at least 6 feet apart as a precaution against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at Domino Park in Williamsburg on May 19, 2020 in New York City, United States. (Photo by Lokman Vural Elibol/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
  • Mannequins are placed to provide social distancing at a restaurant in Vilnius, Lithuania on May 21, 2020 amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. - Some wear bags over their heads, others sport stylish black fedoras but all are dressed to the nines as they wait, silent and forlorn, for customers in restaurants and cafes across Lithuania's capital Vilnius. Seated at tables spaced four metres (yards) apart, dozens of sharply-dressed mannequins are intended to help clients dine at a safe social distance, and perhaps, also be inspired to up their fashion game. (Photo by PETRAS MALUKAS / AFP) (Photo by PETRAS MALUKAS/AFP via Getty Images)
  • TOPSHOT - This aerial view shows high school students entering into a school respecting social distancing measures instituted by the Ministry of the Health as they return to school on May 18, 2020, amid the ongoing Covid-19, coronavirus pandemic. - Schools resumed on May 18, 2020, only for graduating high school students that sit their university exams. Albania is gradually exiting its lockdown measures, with only a few large cities remaining under restrictive measures and most businesses including cafes and restaurants opening in May 18th. (Photo by Gent SHKULLAKU / AFP) (Photo by GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP via Getty Images)
  • TOPSHOT - People eat in between plastic partitions, set up in an effort to contain any spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Penguin Eat Shabu hotpot restaurant in Bangkok on May 5, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) (Photo by LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images)
  • SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14: Cardboard cutouts of human beings sitting at tables inside the Five Dock Dining restaurant on May 14, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Restaurants and cafes in New South Wales are preparing to reopen with social distancing measures in place as the state government relaxes COVID-19 restrictions. From Friday 15 May cafes, restaurants and hotel dining areas are allowed to reopen but can only seat 10 patrons at a time and for at least four square metres of space per person. To make patrons feel more comfortable and like they are having a regular dining experience, Five Dock Dining owner Frank Angeletta will use cardboard customers to fill the empty space in his restaurant along with having taped background noise simulating guest "chatter" playing for ambience. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)
  • SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14: Cardboard cutouts of human beings sitting at tables inside the Five Dock Dining restaurant on May 14, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. Restaurants and cafes in New South Wales are preparing to reopen with social distancing measures in place as the state government relaxes COVID-19 restrictions. From Friday 15 May cafes, restaurants and hotel dining areas are allowed to reopen but can only seat 10 patrons at a time and for at least four square metres of space per person. To make patrons feel more comfortable and like they are having a regular dining experience, Five Dock Dining owner Frank Angeletta will use cardboard customers to fill the empty space in his restaurant along with having taped background noise simulating guest "chatter" playing for ambience. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)
  • TOPSHOT - An aerial view shows squares painted on the ground to encourage homeless people to keep to social distancing at a city-sanctioned homeless encampment across from City Hall in San Francisco, California, on May 22, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)
  • An aerial view shows a statue of Eureka, part of the Pioneer Monument, looking over squares painted on the ground to encourage homeless people to keep to social distancing at a city-sanctioned homeless encampment across from City Hall in San Francisco, California, on May 22, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP) (Photo by JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Stuffed toy pandas are used to enforce social distancing as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at the Maison Saigon Saigon restaurant in Bangkok on May 13, 2020. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) (Photo by LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images)
  • MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 18: Two believers wearing face masks and respecting social distancing measures attend a mass at the Santa Barbara Church reopened to the public after 64 days of closure due to the coronavirus outbreak on May 18, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. The Spanish Government is allowing from today Mass to be held in the Community of Madrid with limited numbers, respecting measures of social distance and with the mandatory use of a face mask amongst other measures. Some parts of Spain have entered the so-called "Phase One" or "Phase Two" transitions from its coronavirus lockdown, allowing many shops to reopen as well as restaurants who serve customers outdoors. Locations that were harder hit by coronavirus (Covid-19), such as Madrid and Barcelona, remain in a stricter quarantine. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
  • TOPSHOT - Worshippers perform the Friday prayers during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, while keeping a safe distance from each other, at the Mohammed Al-Amin Mosque in the Lebanese capital Beirut's downtown district, after some measures that were taken by the authorities in a bid to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus were eased, on May 8, 2020. (Photo by ANWAR AMRO / AFP) (Photo by ANWAR AMRO/AFP via Getty Images)
  • The Open Hearth, a Taylors, South Carolina restaurant has just this week reopened to the public, Friday, 22 May 2020. The restaurant, placing inflatable dolls in various booths to help enforce social distancing guidelines, has reopened following coronavirus lockdowns. (Photo by B.A. Van Sise/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
  • TOPSHOT - People eat at a street restaurant implementing social distancing with plastic dividers after the Thai government relaxed measures to combat the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Bangkok's Chinatown on May 21, 2020. - Thailand continued easing restrictions related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus on May 17 by allowing various businesses to reopen, but warned that the stricter measures would be re-imposed should cases increase again. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP) (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Jess Soman, director of food and beverage at The Inn at Little Washington, poses serving wine to mannequins in the inn's dining room in Washington, Virginia on May 20, 2020. - The Inn, a Michelin-starred restaurant, has found, a fun or creepy, way to enforce social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic when it reopens at the end of May 2020: costumed mannequins seated among the breathing guests. The theatrical, life-sized mannequins are dressed to evoke the post-war ambience of the 1940s, with pearl necklaces, checkered dresses and striped suits. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
  • ROME, ITALY - MAY 18: Workers set up plexiglass panels between tables inside a cafe in Rome, Italy, on May 18, 2020. Restaurants, cafes, hairdressers, shops, places of worship, museums in Italy are allowed to reopen under the obligation of wearing masks and keeping social distance, as part of a a gradual easing of the 2-month lockdown imposed by the government in order to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Riccardo De Luca/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)