Life During Pandemic: Roads Empty, Tourist Spots Deserted, Schools Closed

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An aerial view from a drone shows an empty Interstate 280 on March 26, 2020 leading into San Francisco, California. With millions of San Francisco Bay Area residents under order to shelter in place due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, few cars are on the roads.
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An aerial view from a drone shows streets virtually deserted at the Pier 39 tourist destination on March 26, 2020 in San Francisco, California. With millions of San Francisco Bay Area residents under order to shelter in place due to COVID-19, few people are venturing out into public areas and tourism has all but halted.
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Light traffic moves along the Golden Gate Bridge during rush hour in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Friday, March 20, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered that all of the states 40 million residents go into home isolation starting Thursday evening, marking the most stringent U.S. effort yet to stymie the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Fisherman’s Wharf, a popular tourist destination in San Francisco is seen empty of tourists in San Francisco, United States on March 18, 2020. The famous sidewalk seafood eateries were all closed up on the first day of the 3-week shelter in place affecting the six counties of the Bay Area.
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Pedestrians cross Powell Street, usually full with cars and cable cars, in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Six of the biggest counties in the San Francisco Bay Area ordered people to stay home except for essential needs, marking one of the nation’s strongest local efforts yet to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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A pedestrian walks past a boarded up Louis Vuitton store in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Governors from coast to coast Friday told Americans not to leave home except for dire circumstances and ordered nonessential business to shut their doors.
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Light traffic is seen in this aerial view of the maze in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Seven Bay Area counties are locked down in an unprecedented shelter-in-place order from Gov. Gavin Newsom because of the coronavirus spread.
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A local mom and her two boys stop at the closed Helen Diller Playground in Dolores Park following Mayor London Breed’s decision to have city playgrounds closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, March 23, 2020.
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An aerial view of the empty schoolyard at Ulloa Elementary School on March 18, 2020 in San Francisco, California. As millions of Americans shelter in place in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus, schools across the country are being closed. Nearly 99 percent of the schools in California are currently closed and it is unclear if they will be able to reopen before the start of summer break.
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Empty seats stand in a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train car in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Six of the biggest counties in the San Francisco Bay Area ordered people to stay home except for essential needs, marking one of the nation’s strongest local efforts yet to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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A view of a deserted Jack London Square Square is seen in downtown Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Seven Bay Area counties are locked down in an unprecedented shelter-in-place order from Gov. Gavin Newsom because of the coronavirus spread.
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Famous Pier 39, part tourist destination and part shopping mall, is seen fenced off and closed to the public Tuesday as the CIty of San Francisco began its 3-week shelter in place order, on March 18, 2020.
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Light traffic moves across the Bay Bridge heading into San Francisco, California, U.S., on Friday, March 20, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered that all of the states 40 million residents go into home isolation starting Thursday evening, marking the most stringent U.S. effort yet to stymie the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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The iconic twisty curves of Lombard Street are seen totally empty from above in San Francisco, California on March 17, 2020. San Francisco, along with 7 other counties in the Bay Area, have been ordered to shelter in place as the city attempts to contain the coronavirus.
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A man walks through a deserted Frank Ogawa Plaza near City Hall in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Seven Bay Area counties are locked down in an unprecedented shelter-in-place order from Gov. Gavin Newsom because of the coronavirus spread.
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Streets and sidewalks around San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf tourist destination are free of cars and pedestrians on March 17, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Six San Francisco Bay Area counties have ordered residents to shelter in place in an effort to reduce social interaction and slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Travelers arrive to a quiet Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport as stay-at-home orders are implemented during the world-wide coronavirus outbreak in San Jose, California Friday March 20, 2020.
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A member of the San Francisco Park Rangers adjusts a closure sign at a fitness area at Fort Mason in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Governor Newsom on March 19 ordered that all of the state’s 40 million residents go into home isolation while saying outdoor activity is permissible with proper social distancing. Several parks reported a surge in visitors over the weekend from people wanting to get out of the house.
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Empty cable cars stand on California Street in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, March. 16, 2020. Six of the biggest counties in the San Francisco Bay Area ordered people to stay home except for essential needs, marking one of the nation’s strongest local efforts yet to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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An entertainer performs for one person on Pier 39 in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, March 16, 2020. Six of the biggest counties in the San Francisco Bay Area ordered people to stay home except for essential needs, marking one of the nation’s strongest local efforts yet to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
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Patricia Buzzotta hands a bag of produce to a customer at the Star Route Farms stand in the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, March 21, 2020 as the shelter in place order remains in effect to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Star Route Farms created a social distance zone in front of their stand.
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