Reopening? We’re Not Rushing Back
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10 Businesses Americans Will Avoid Even After They Reopen

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Reopening? We’re Not Rushing Back
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Reopening? Not So Fast

Cities and states are pushing forward with plans to reopen the economy, though top U.S. health experts continue to warn about the dangers of moving ahead too quickly, possibly making a second big wave of COVID-19 infections more likely. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told the Senate that states will face “serious consequences” if they move too quickly, and many Americans seem to take such warnings to heart: A weekly survey of consumer attitudes about the pandemic shows there are many places we’re still not willing to go, even if government officials allow us to. Here are the top responses.

Related: Essential Changes Businesses Are Making to Re-Open Safely

The Movies
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The Movies

How Many Plan to Stay Away: 55%
So much for summer blockbusters. Well over half of respondents plan to continue avoiding movies and theaters, potentially complicating the picture for everything from Marvel’s “Black Widow” to Wes Anderson’s “The French Dispatch.”

Related: 14 Best Drive-In Movie Theaters in America Open During the Pandemic

Pubs, Bars, and Clubs
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Pubs, Bars, and Clubs

How Many Plan to Stay Away: 55%
Tying with the numbers likely to stay away from the cinema and theater, it seems Americans are not in any hurry to get back to happy hour — or to meet friends for a drink at any time of day, really.

Related: Where to Order Beer, Wine, and Liquor Online

Concerts
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Concerts

How Many Plan to Stay Away: 53%
We’re also not willing to head back to concerts. The good news: Many of our favorite artists have been bringing the concerts to us via events online or on television.

Sports Events
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Sports Events

How Many Plan to Stay Away: 53%
While there are countless sports addicts in this country, it seems here too Americans are willing to practice caution and hold off on returning to a favorite pastime.

Gyms and Sports Centers
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Gyms and Sports Centers

How Many Plan to Stay Away: 49%
Many of us have found other ways to exercise amid the pandemic, talking walks around the community, jogging a path, hiking, or installing those pricey Pelotons at home. It seems we can go a bit longer without heading back to the crowded gym.

Related: 12 Ways to Work Out at Home and Stay Motivated

Restaurants and Cafes
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Large Retail Stores and Malls
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Large Retail Stores and Malls

How Many Plan to Stay Away: 45%
The supplanting of bricks-and-mortar shopping by online buying has only been accelerated by the coronavirus. For many retailers it’s been devastating, with bankruptcies multiplying in recent days. It’s not getting better anytime soon.

Museums and Galleries
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Hairdressers and Beauty Salons
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Hairdressers and Beauty Salons

How Many Plan to Stay Away: 30%
Call it vanity, but for many people the lack of a hairdresser has been among the most irksome issues we’ve had to deal with in the lockdown. But even as our hair grows long and shaggy, or our color fades and the gray appears, many of us are still not willing to return to a salon atmosphere.

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… And Those Not Planning to Avoid Anything
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