Phrase used to denote the period preceding the global novel coronavirus pandemic, when “normal” life was possible. Often used nostalgically to refer to activities that seem impossibly distant now.
"Remember The Before Time, when we actually sought out crowded indoor spaces like dance clubs, bars, sports arenas and theaters to have fun?"
Remaining physically distanced from others to prevent the spread of COVID-19; an alternative to the term “social distancing” because the latter can be interpreted as social isolation.
An increased separation between people to allow them to gather and avoid transmitting an airborne virus. For COVID-19 that distance is 6 feet.
"I had mixed emotions seeing my parents at a social distance - glad to see them and be safe but sorry to have that distance between us. "
When the amount of hours spent in virtual meetings exceeds the brain’s capacity to focus, take in any additional information, or construct a meaningful sentance.
"By 2:00 p.m., the zoom fatigue was palpable in the meeting. Everyone had their cameras off and microphones muted. "