Bay Area Coronavirus Shutdown In Pictures | KALW

Bay Area Coronavirus Shutdown In Pictures

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The city of Hayward opened a free COVID-19 testing clinic on Monday. Photographer Jenny G. Shao headed out on Wednesday to see who was taking advantage of the opportunity.

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The Bay Area's shelter-in-place ordinance reached its second week, and residents seem to be getting used to a new rhythm. It's largely slower, with very little street traffic, empty buses and trains, and take-out businesses struggling to draw customers.

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The first Monday of the shelter-in-place ordinance came with overcast skies over the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Bay Area residents tried to enjoy their Sunday as much as possible, pursuing many of their usual activities despite shelter-in-place restrictions.

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On the surface, life didn't seem too different from any other weekend day at the end of the N-Judah MUNI line in San Francisco's Outer Sunset district. Hook Fish had a takeout line stretching up the street, people congregated in the parklet fronting Trouble Coffee. And on a warm, relatively windless day, surfers and sunbathers crowded Ocean Beach.

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Another sunny day in the Bay Area, but the streets were nearly deserted as the shelter-in-place order continued. The normally bustling Castro District had few pedestrians, as many businesses were shut down. And a half-built Ferris wheel being constructed in Golden Gate Park to celebrate its sesquicentennial serves as a reminder that good times are being put on hold. This collection of photographs chronicles the continuation of the crisis.

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The uncertainty and anxiety of Bay Area residents increased, Thursday, as Governor Gavin Newsom made two provocative statements.

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Bay Area residents began getting used to the "shelter in place" order. Downtown San Francisco was largely deserted, with BART ridership down 85%, many restaurants and shops closed for business, and an eerily empty Union Square. This collection of photos captures some views of the city.

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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.