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By Ella Mitchell, Staff Writer • April 22, 2024

Views of the pandemic from around the United States

Ari Golub | Staff Photographer

Views of the pandemic from around the United States

Students have been completing classwork from home for close to two months now. Typically, everyone would be finishing up the semester in the District, but students have scattered back home or to other off-campus places in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Twelve Hatchet photographers traveled around their hometowns to document life away from campus. Here are some sights of the pandemic from around the country.

Washington, D.C.

A customer shops at Trader Joe’s on 25th Street on March 14, soon after the District began implementing social distancing measures. On this day, eggs were sold out.

Ari Golub | Staff Photographer

Juno Beach, Florida

An entrance to Juno Beach is blocked off by wood on May 2. All public beaches in Palm Beach County remain closed due to COVID-19.

Sydney Walsh | Staff Photographer

Times Square, New York City

Bikers ride down 7th Avenue in Times Square, an area typically packed with tourists at theatres, restaurants, bars or street vendors. Saturday afternoon, it was nearly empty.

Eric Lee | Staff Photographer

Weehawken, New Jersey

A person wearing a mask and gloves walks along Boulevard East on April 20 with Midtown Manhattan, New York City in the distance.

Jennifer Cuyuch | Photographer

Roanoke, Virginia

Tucked away in the Appalachian Mountains, Roanoke is one of the least affected cities by COVID-19 in the state, as seen in a photo from above the town taken on April 2. The only coronavirus-related deaths have been a result of an outbreak at a local nursing home.

Hadley Chittum | Staff Photographer

San Antonio, Texas

Two Alamo Rangers stand guard near the typically bustling landmark of San Antonio on May 7, which has been closed due to COVID-19.

Lillian Bautista | Senior Photo Editor

Tampa, Florida

The closed Westchase Swim & Tennis Center is seen with chairs stacked up on April 19.

Arielle Bader | Assistant Photo Editor

Denver, Colorado

A man wearing a mask slacklines at Washington Park near downtown Denver on Sunday. Those in parks outside are encouraged but not required to wear masks, according to Mayor Michael Hancock’s order on masks.

Sarah Urtz | Senior Staff Photographer

Overland Park, Kansas

An empty road in the suburbs of Kansas is seen on March 28.

Donna Armstrong | Senior Staff Photographer

Oldsmar, Florida

A silhouetted figure catches a fish at R.E. Olds Park in Oldsmar on March 30. Police patrolled the area to ensure people kept with the social distancing mandates.

Mari Rios | Photographer

Little Rock, Arkansas

Swings at Allsopp Park are wrapped in caution tape to prevent park attendees from playing on them on Wednesday. The city closed some public playground equipment to decrease traffic.

Sophia Young | Contributing Photo Editor

Denver, Colorado

A customer orders at Wash Perk in Washington Park on Sunday. The cafe remains open for takeout only and customers must order through the window.

Sarah Urtz | Senior Staff Photographer

Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Beaches that would normally start filling up with people as summer approaches remained empty Friday. Although New Jersey Governor Murphy signed an executive order extending the Public Health Emergency until June 5, local residents are now allowed to walk along the shore.

Grace Hromin | Assistant Photo Editor

Manhattan, New York City

Mannequins are seen wearing masks in a storefront of the Meatpacking district on Saturday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued executive orders for all New Yorkers to wear face coverings in public.

Eric Lee | Staff Photographer

Washington, D.C.

Runners exercise and social distance on the steps of the National Gallery of Art’s West Building on May 1. In the nation’s capital, the state of emergency and stay at home orders are extended until May 15.

Eric Lee | Staff Photographer

Rockville, Maryland

Three pedestrians wearing face masks stand on a curb on Rockville Pike on a chilly day on April 17, during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

Ari Golub | Staff Photographer

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