By TJ Harvey ~ Guest Writer
On March 30, 2020, the Virginia Governor announced that there would be a state-wide stay-home order set in place until June 10, 2020. Due to this, life is looking so different for just about everyone.
Due to cost cutting related to the pandemic, my workplace unfortunately furloughed almost all employees, including myself. To bring in an income during this time, I am nannying my cousin’s two-year-old and nine-month-old.
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By Joshua Price
On a Monday, March 30, 2020, I decided photograph how the pandemic was affecting my community in Maryland.
While some places seem deserted others seem to bustle like nothing has happened. Since they are deemed “essential business” parking lots of grocery stores being filled.
Fed-Ex Field, home of the Washington Redskins, is now being used as a COVID-19 testing area. I also visited Washington D.C.
Many of the tourist hotspots only contained a few people, if any. As we begin to reach the peak of this virus we must maintain our social distancing and hope this all blows over sooner rather than later.
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By Sara Martin
The recent coronavirus outbreak has affected many people in many different ways, more ways than imaginable.
In the community of Richmond, Virginia things have been different and changing daily. What was the norm is no longer and the new normal is now quarantine and a state wide stay-at-home order.
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On March 29, 2020, I explored my community to see how the COVID-19 pandemic was affecting Cary, North Carolina. I ventured to some of the schools I attended growing up, as well as several places I would usually frequent while home for the summer.
I discovered that although society was taking a hard hit, the sun was still out and the sky was still blue. While we are temporarily unable to live our regular lives, we should take this time as an opportunity to reflect and be thankful for our community’s efforts to keep each other safe.
Town of Cary Fire Station No. 8 and Police District Office is still in full operation during the stay-at-home order, March 29, 2020 in Cary, North Carolina. SARAH BARNES
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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.
This photo was taken at the Nordstrom Rack at the Warwick Mall in RI. The first time I have witnessed the mall being completely shut down.
This photo was taken at a dollar general in Warwick RI. Customers have a limit of 3 for paper products hand sanitizer and wipes, but the shelves are empty.
This photo was taken at the Warwick Mall in RI. The First time I have witnessed the mall being completely shut down
This photo was taken at Watch Hill RI. Usually this beach is crowded with people walking their dogs or going for walks but it is completely desolate
This photo is taken at Watch Hill in RI. Usually there would be fishing boats around but it is completely empty.
Beavertail Lighthouse RI. Majority of people watching the sunset from their car instead of on the rocks or field where people usually go.
This is a photo I took of my nephew reading to his fish. He said he misses his friends at school.
This was taken at Narragansett RI. My favorite local restaurant only allowing take out.
This photo was taken at Free People at the Providence Place Mall in RI. The very popular store is completely empty.
Photo taken at Beavertail in Jamestown RI. A cargo ship coming inland.
Photography by Stephanie Quaranto in Rhode Island