In our new normal, nothing is, well, normal. That goes for reopened restaurants, hotels, salons, and—yep—retail stores. No one knows when things will return to post-pandemic normalcy so before you step foot in a store to buy that birthday present or get a few new things for your fall wardrobe, make sure you’re not making one of these all-too-common COVID-related mistakes.
“The pandemic has caused a dramatic change in social etiquette, practically overnight,” Maryanne Parker, an international business, social, and youth etiquette expert and founder of Manor of Manners. “This is not new—social events have been changing etiquette rules for centuries—but the amount of changes and the speed in which it’s happened is different.”
Common etiquette mistakes people are making in stores