Six months ago, when businesses began to shutter with the spread of Covid-19, it was almost inconceivable that the pandemic and its restrictions and limitations would last this long. Yet here we are, with no guarantees of a return to “normal” any time soon. In this series, the Catalyst talks with leaders in business, the arts and government about those six long months, about sacrifices they’ve made, and continue to make in order to survive, and about the future and how it looks to them. This is The New Normal.
Rick Kriseman can’t remember the exact date he learned about the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Pinellas County. Just like it has for all of us, the concept of time has become a little fuzzier as our days are consumed by endless Zoom calls, random home improvement projects and occasionally successful attempts to keep our kids on some sort of schedule.