The days of leisurely touring apartments is over –– at least for the foreseeable future. As the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, wreaks havoc through cities around the world, many of us are putting our lives on pause in an effort to curb the rapid spread of the illness.

As researchers and doctors rush to treat infected individuals and search for viable treatments, health agencies, including the CDC, are recommending the practice of social distancing, including avoiding restaurants, stores, or crowded spaces.

But how does this impact an apartment hunt if you’re on the market?

If you’re in the midst of searching for a new home, here’s how to adjust your hunt in the age of coronavirus. Plus, consider implementing these practices year-round, especially when interacting with strangers during flu season.