The Pandemic & My Hometown : Kara Barnes

The Pandemic & My Hometown series uses photography to showcase how the coronavirus is affecting life at home for media writing students from the University of Lynchburg.

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Dining Rooms of restaurants have closed across the town and are only open via Drive-Thru.

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Post Offices remain essential and open, but customers’ usage has decreased.

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Non-essential businesses, such as nail and hair salons, are shut down while food establishments remain open.

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What normally would be a busy Friday for banks, instead have been abandoned by customers.

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Empty parking lots are seen throughout the town.

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Outdoor markets have disappeared from everyday life and are only offering carryout.

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Grocery stores are still crowded with customers who have decided not to stay in their homes during quarantine.

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Quarantine has left neighborhoods empty and residents to take daily walks down what normally would be a busy street.

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Chick-fil-A restaurants have shut down dining rooms to stop the spread, but are still serving customers through Drive-Thru and carryout.

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An Urgent Care shut down during the pandemic in order to protect its employees from the spread of Coronavirus.

Photography by Kara Barnes in Clarksville, MD