Day 1: San Francisco's Coronavirus Shutdown In Pictures | KALW

Day 1: San Francisco's Coronavirus Shutdown In Pictures

Mar 17, 2020

Bay Area residents will remember March 17, 2020 as the day they were ordered to "shelter in place" in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus. Downtown San Francisco felt like a completely different place as the order took effect.

This collection of photos captures some of the mood of the city — from empty streets, to cleaned out supermarkets, to discarded produce from restaurants that lost their customers.