The end of a weekend spent indoors, away from neighbors, friends, and communities of worship, will not bring relief to Americans on Monday as they face a slew of new restrictions designed to curb the spread of coronavirus.
More than 30 million students are out of school. A growing number of restaurants are prohibited from inviting customers inside. Entertainment venues are becoming harder to come by. And even some public beaches are closing in Florida.
As US coronavirus cases have increased — there are at least 3,485 cases and 65 fatalities — so, too, have efforts to prevent future spread. Social distancing, a preventative measure encouraged by health and government officials, is altering the way people in the US eat, work, study and socialize.