/Dispatches from a Pandemic: See what life during a pandemic looks like for people across the U.S.

Dispatches from a Pandemic: See what life during a pandemic looks like for people across the U.S.


As the number of coronavirus cases has jumped in recent weeks, almost all Americans have had to change something about the way they live their daily lives. Some states like New York have closed all non-essential businesses and asked people to stay and work at home. With millions of people affected across the country, MarketWatch asked readers to share pictures of what life during a pandemic looks like for them. Here are some of the images and stories they shared with us.

Krystian Trybus “This is at Jewel (Albertsons grocery chain) located in Deerfield, a suburb in Chicagoland. Protecting myself and my family as well as doing my part to prevent the spread of the virus. Didn’t think the mask I used a decade ago when demolishing my basement, which happened to contain some asbestos pipe insulation, would ever come in handy. Now my wife gives me a grocery list once a week and I do the grocery shopping at Whole Foods, Jewel, and Trader Joe’s.”

Robert Ruvkun

The historic Admiral Theatre in Seattle.

Robert Ruvkun

Gloves for customers to use as they enter a 7-Eleven in Seattle.

Ruth Levine

“Here are the contents of my daughter’s dorm room. She is a college senior, with a job waiting in another city. We never thought her (or her stuff) would come home.”

Jeff Cunningham

A local park closed down to keep residents away.

Brian Mallak

Sent in by a former Marine who is now a farmer. “Please find attached pics of two goat kids. Their mother rejected them and we are hand feeding them. In these pics they were in the house as they were too young to be in the barn.” He adds: “For me, self-isolation is not too far out of the ordinary. I can and have gone 2 weeks without seeing another person other than my wife. She is currently working from home. Regardless of what is happening out in the world, farm life happens. Livestock need water and feed 24/7. This is what concerns me: What happens when farmers catch Covid-19? Or the processing plants that turn corn, wheat, beef, pork, chicken into cuts for sale at the grocery store? The field workers who plant, or harvest crops? That is the bottleneck that has me concerned from a society stand point.

Andy Tan

“Sharing a photo of how our life changed due to coronavirus, with all gyms closed (including our building’s gym), we started doing home workouts!” Andy and Suki in New York City.

Jeff Brasser

“Charlotte Douglas Intl Airport – Terminal D – Monday March 23rd. American Airlines cuts International flights leaving an empty terminal due to Covid19.”

Thomaz Franzese

An international submission: This photo shows an empty Santos, a municipality in the Brazilian state of São Paulo.

Bill McLaughlin

“From the comfort of my desk, I take images of remote galaxies, controlling a remote setup in New Mexico.”

Howard Sherman

“The intersection of First Avenue and 20th Street in Manhattan looking south.” Taken on March 23, 2020.

David Gordon

“Here is a photo I thought you’d like, showing special “senior hours” for early grocery shopping in Los Angeles.”

Harry Brelsford

“Me at the local grocery store talking on the phone telling my son Geoff that the aisles are bare.” Outside of Austin, Texas.

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