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Zoom Fatigue: How to Politely Decline a Call During Quarantine

Quarantine has essentially dissolved the normal boundaries that once dictated social etiquette.

Before the pandemic, you were unlikely to be surprised by a morning call from a relative or to schedule back-to-back hangouts with different groups of friends. But we’re operating on airport rules now, where cocktail hour is a construct and dress code is whatever’s comfy.

Initially, pondering months of isolation from friends and family, people needed to feel connected. Now that quarantine is just how we will live for the foreseeable future, how do you disconnect? The Zoom fatigue has set in, and it’s time to learn to deal with it.

The complete article is available on the New York Times website.

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