“I don’t think there’s any other kind of society-wide crisis where the threat is everywhere that we’ve gone through in the historical record. It’s going to change people’s lives and change people’s ideas of what’s possible,” says Dr. Ryan Hagen, an organizational and comparative historical sociologist. The impact of COVID-19 on everyday behaviours is unlike anything since World War II as people rapidly adjust to a new reality. Sales of toilet paper are up, stock markets are in turmoil, mortgage holidays are replacing weekend getaways, and many precarious workers face job losses. But how long will our financially unstable, slower, and self-isolated lifestyles last once (or maybe if) we return to ‘normal’?