Photos: Signs of the Coronavirus Impact in San Diego

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San Diego Fire-Rescue Department/Instagram
The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department posted this photo on Instagram on April 2, 2020, with this caption: “Messages of support and gratitude are popping up around our city. This one appeared in Kensington.
We appreciate San Diegans for staying home and keeping your social distance! We are all #inthistogether”
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San Diego Police Department/Instagram
The San Diego Police Department shared this photo on Instagram of local kids off their uplifting chalk art. “sandiegopd’s profile picture
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These kids and their community wanted to show their love & appreciation for ALL those on the front lines. We truly appreciate their art work AND hearts!” the SDPD’s caption on social media read.
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Teddy bears sit in a window sill in Mission Hills. People all over the U.S. have started putting the stuffed animals in their windows as part of a neighborhood game to keep kids entertained during walks amid the pandemic.
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The County Administration Building along San Diego’s waterfront was lit up in patriotic-colored lights on April 2, 2020, as a tribute to health care workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.
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San Diego’s cases of COVID-19, by zip code, as of April 1, 2020.
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Leticia Speer
A plushy bear sits in a window sill in Santee, as part of a game to unite neighbors, even when they’re apart.
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Ginny Fessler
The “Teddy Bear Hunt” is a simple, sweet game being played around neighborhoods all over the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic, including neighborhoods in Santee.
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Ginny Fessler
The “Teddy Bear Hunt” is a simple, sweet game being played around neighborhoods all over the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic, including neighborhoods in Santee.
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Laura Villaros
A plushy bear sits in a window sill in Santee, as part of a game to unite neighbors, even when they’re apart.
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A rock with an uplifting message was found in Golden Hill. It joins a series of other rock painting projects that have been spotted in Temecula and Santee.
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Monica Garske
A positive message on a sidewalk in a Santee neighborhood reads: “It will be okay.”
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Monica Garske
A sign at a local Vons store on March 28, 2020, letting customers know they’re not allowed to use their reusable bags during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Dana Champlain
In an Escondido neighborhood, residents set up a food table for anyone who needs it. People may take some and are encouraged to leave some, when possible. It's another example of San Diegans coming together to help out in times of crises.
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Monica Garske
Social distancing, in practice, at a local bank branch. The floors were marked every 6 feet and there were ropes between customers and the tellers.
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Monica Garske
A sneeze guard placed between customers and cashiers at a local Vons grocery store.
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June Cole
Scripps nurses and staff donned their Padres swag in honor of what was meant to be Opening Day.
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Barbra Zucker
A grandma and grandson hang out but stay separated by a window.
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Never saw this before: No line at Hodad’s in Ocean Beach.
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Staff at The Holding Company were handing out bags for supplies to anybody what said they were in need.
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Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach was largely empty on Sunday afternoon.
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Signs line the famous Mission Beach boardwalk in San Diego on March 27, 2020. The beach and boardwalk are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Steven Luke
The residents of Merrill Gardens, an assisted living facility in Bankers Hill, are now enjoying their morning fitness class from their balconies, a change made in response to social distancing and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Steven Luke
The instructor usually teaches the residents, together, in a room. Now, she stands on the opposite side of the street so they can all see her and follow along from their balconies.
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Steven Luke
The instructor usually teaches the residents, together, in a room. Now, she stands on the opposite side of the street so they can all see her and follow along from their balconies.
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San Diego Padres/Twitter
March 26, 2020, was supposed to be the San Diego Padres’ Home Opener at Petco Park. With the MLB at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, there was no opening day. Instead, the Padres put up this sign at Petco Park, tweeting, “Always Together.”
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San Diego Padres/Twitter
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San Diego Police Department
The life of a San Diego police department officer looks slightly different today as the SDPD practices social distance. This photo was taken at a daily lineup briefing outside, with officers doing their best to stand 6 feet apart.
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Solana Beach School District
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Kevin Faulconer/Twitter
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer tweeted this photo on March 24, 2020, with this caption: “Today we made more shelter space in Golden Hall by moving 55 homeless families into motel rooms secured by @SanDiegoCounty. Wednesday the City Council will vote on an eviction relief ordinance and my economic relief package.”
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Jim Grant
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Monica Garske
An official mailer from the White House was sent to American households during the coronavirus pandemic, dubbed “President Trump’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America.”
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Kris Anacleto/Booze Brothers Brewing Co.
Booze Brothers Brewing Co. employee Josh Thompson sells beer under a pop-up tent at the brewery’s Vista location. For now, Booze Bros. is offering this drive-thru service, since brewpubs across California are closed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Monica Garske
The back of the White House mailer outlines rules to follow during the COVID-19 crisis.
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Lori Brock
Local Lori Brock sent this photo to NBC 7 of a crate filled with lemons for people to take for free. On NextDoor, many neighbors in San Diego-area communities have been offering fruit from their trees to anyone who needs it. As this sweet sign says, “Together, we can make lemon-aid.”
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Solana Beach School District
A Solana Beach School District student practicing “Distance Learning,” a new program rolled out by the school district.
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Nicki Zimmerman
Residents in Mission Beach took down a popular beach volleyball net after they said people weren't following the CDC's guidelines.⁠ They said they will put the net back up after the CDC gives the all-clear on social distancing.⁠
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Karla Rendon-Alvarez
A sign outside a Golden Hill home offers colorful butterflies made by a child.
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City of National City
The city of National City called on its residents to "decorate your sidewalk or home with inspiration words or picture." Because San Diegans are supposed to stay at home, the city's goal is to get active in a safe way and shine some light on these uncertain times.
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U.S. Border Patrol
U.S. Border Patrol agents wear masks on patrols.
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A CVS store in Grantville placed tape on the ground to mark out a safe distance for shoppers to stand while waiting to check out.
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San Diego Police Department/Instagram
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Michelle Clyde
A terminal at San Diego International Airport was seen relatively empty.
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A Trader Joe’s in Hillcrest had shoppers stand a safe distance apart, adhering to the CDC's guidelines.
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Mar Gonzalez/Telemundo 20
One of San Diego’s picture-perfect piers, closed to the public during the coronavirus pandemic. This photo was taken on March 22, 2020.
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Monica Garske
A Vons grocery store marks the floors with red tape to guide shoppers on where to stand to follow the 6-foot social distance guidelines.
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San Diego Police Department/Instagram
The San Diego Police Department posted this photo on its Instagram page on March 21, 2020, with this caption: “If you need us to check on any elderly people we will be more than happy to do so. Even if they just want to speak through the window.”
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NBC 7 San Diego
A couple of San Diego residents share an art session, via FaceTime, as they spend time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Monica Garske
The drive-thru line at an In-N-Out restaurant on March 22, 2020.
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Ramon Galindo
The U.S.-Mexico Border after nonessential travel was suspended to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Ramon Galindo
NBC 7's Ramon Galindo stops by the U.S.-Mexico Border after nonessential travel was suspended to curtail the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Home offices are doubling as classrooms as families share space during the COVID-19 pandemic in San Diego.
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Starbucks have now changed some locations in San Diego to only drive-thru. This was the line of one on Saturday, March 21.
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Piano lessons, at home, for one student in San Diego during the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March 2020.
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Some local businesses have now placed signs indicating pick-up only spots.
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Social distancing guidelines, in practice.
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Lauren Coronado
Rookies Sports Bar in San Diego is giving all proceeds from takeout sales to its employees.
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Linda Blumenkron
No Returns on Toilet Paper: A sign at a SoCal Costco store says members will not be allowed to return the hottest commodities of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Math, at home, for one student in San Diego during the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March 2020.
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Linda Blumenkron
A sign at a Southern California Costco says the store will offer a special shopping hour for members age 60+ amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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NBC 7 San Diego
Homework time.
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Evy Hernandez Reyes
La Mesa police officers stopped by a Costco store to deliver fresh coffee to weary shoppers on March 17, 2020.
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Evy Hernandez Reyes
La Mesa police officers stopped by a Costco store to deliver fresh coffee to weary shoppers on March 17, 2020.
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Karla Rendon-Alvarez
The Cardiff Kook wears a mask over his face on March 15, 2020.
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Karla Rendon-Alvarez
The public typically dresses up the Cardiff Kook with accessories or clothing that reflects what’s happening in the world. The face mask is a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Melissa Adan
The Parakeet Cafe in Little Italy had this note posted to its door on March 16, 2020.
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Monica Garske
A sign along State Route 163 in San Diego reminds drivers to wash their hands to “avoid COVID-19” on March 15, 2020.
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Monica Garske
A long line wrapped around a San Diego County Costco store before it even opened as locals waited to buy supplies on March 14, 2020.
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Danice Dean
Empty shelves at the commissary at MCAS Miramar in San Diego on March 13, 2020.
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Empty shelves at a San Diego-area Vons on March 15, 2020.
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Monica Garske
The halls and shelves of a Target store in San Diego County are typically filled with people — and toilet paper and paper towels. Not this time, though.
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Fabiola Berriozabal
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Danny Freeman/NBC 7
No more samples at this Trader Joe’s in San Diego County — at least for now.
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Jackie Crea
A trio of tiny salesmen went into business in Golden Hill in San Diego County amid the coronavirus pandemic, selling toilet paper for $2 a roll.
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Students, at home, in San Diego during the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March 2020.
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Monica Garske
“Limit 2 Per Customer.” Gallons of water at a Target store in San Diego County are a hot commodity.
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Monica Garske
The baby wipes section wiped out at a Target store in San Diego County on March 12, 2020.
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Monica Garske
More empty shelves and hallways at a Target store in San Diego County on March 12, 2020.
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Monica Garske
Shelves where cold medicine is usually stocked are completely empty.
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Fabiola Beriozabal
Shelves at a Smart & Final store in San Diego County on March 12, 2020.
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Empty shelves at a Vons grocery store in San Diego County.
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Shelves at a Smart & Final store in San Diego County on March 12, 2020.
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Fabiola Berriozabal
Shelves at a Smart & Final store in San Diego County on March 12, 2020.
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Monica Garske
A sign at a local Costco store reminds customers on how they can help curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Fabiola Berriozabal
Shelves at a Smart & Final store in San Diego County on March 12, 2020. There were still some canned goods left, but not much.
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Fabiola Berriozabal
Shelves at a Smart & Final store in San Diego County on March 12, 2020. The cleaning supplies were wiped out.
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Fabiola Berriozabal
Shelves at a Smart & Final store in San Diego County on March 12, 2020. The detergent selection was slim.
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Karla Rendon-Alvarez
Only a handful of toilet paper packages were left at the Target in Mission Valley.
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Karla Rendon-Alvarez
Turf Supper Club in Golden Hill asks its patrons to refrain from entering the restaurant if they feel ill.
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Melissa Adan
Salt & Straw in Little Italy had this sign posted to its door on March 16, 2020.
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Danice Dean
Long lines at the commissary at MCAS Miramar on March 13, 2020.
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Danice Dean
Long lines at the commissary at MCAS Miramar on March 13, 2020.
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