Life during the coronavirus pandemic

Globe staff photographers document the Boston area and beyond during this unprecented time. The gallery is updated weekly throughout the crisis.
Friends and family drove by Gavin Brennan’s house to wish Gavin a happy birthday on April 30 in Dedham. Gavin was among the first pediatric cancer patients in the nation to test positive for COVID-19 while undergoing chemotherapy. He was celebrating his birthday, his successful cancer treatment at Boston Children’s Hospital, and his recovery from coronavirus with a drive-by birthday party parade. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
On May 1, Laurie Beaudette held an American flag given to her when her father, Jim Mandeville, died on April 14 at 83 of coronavirus after living at the Holyoke Soldier’s Home for 16 years. Flags, wreaths and words of remembrance were placed on the grounds of the home which suffered over 70 COVID-19 related deaths in one of the deadliest known outbreaks at a US long-term care facility. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
BMC nurse Priscilla Stout, left, and Dr. Rachel Sagor checked the vitals of 16-month-old Loyalty Rucker while her sister and brother waited nearby on April 29. BMC pediatricians created a ‘mobile clinic’ with a donated ambulance that delivers healthcare across Boston as parents fear bringing their children into hospitals. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
Ellen Taylor talked to her mother, Eva Taylor, age 100, through the first-floor window of the Rogerson House in Jamaica Plain on May 8. Mothers and grandmothers at the assisted living facility were brought close to the windows by nursing staff on the first and second floors to see their family members making an early Mother’s Day visit to them. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Nurses, doctors, and medical workers stood outside of Brigham and Women’s on May 6 as a quartet of F-15 fighter jets swept through Boston to show support for medical workers on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Jasper Clark, a third-grader at the Burr Elementary School, climbed a tree in his Newton backyard on April 23. He built an obstacle course for his physical education class as part of the school system’s distance learning program. Since Newton’s public schools closed their doors March 13, educators have been developing ways to teach students remotely using a mix of video conferencing, independent learning, and other activities that are designed to create a routine for children in the midst of the public health crisis. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
As a small gesture of gratitude during National Nurses Week, and in recognition of their contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic, Brigham and Women’s nurses received orchids outside of the Boston hospital as they exited on May 8 after working overnight. Hospital leadership distributed the 390 orchids and gave nurses a round of applause. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
Physician assistant Meagan Murtagh worked in the nurses station at a Quality Inn that had been converted into a non-congregate shelter in Revere on May 8. The hotel houses positive Covid-19 patients that need a place to recover safely. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Chelsea Collaborative volunteers distributed aid, including food, diapers, and baby formula, to Chelsea residents on May 2. Looking to provide clear guidance on how people are protected during the COVID-19 crisis, Attorney General Maura Healey’s Office joined forces with Chelsea Collaborative to distribute thousands of resource flyers in multiple languages, targeting communities across Massachusetts that are disparately impacted and in need of immediate assistance and information. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
Funeral director Joe Ruggiero III, the second generation to run his family’s business, moved a body into a makeshift storage area in the Ruggiero Family Memorial Home in East Boston on April 28. The room is usually used as a tribute room where photos are displayed and coffee is served to families during wakes. Funeral homes are coping with a surge in COVID-19 deaths. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Doctor David Enze Wang talked with a patient’s family member on the phone in the Special Pathogen Unit ICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston on April 27. The hospital has converted the cardiovascular center into a Covid-19 intensive care unit. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
People wore masks as they walked past tulips in bloom in the Boston Public Garden as temperatures reached into the high seventies on May 3. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Rusty Razor Barber Shop co-owner Brittany Horst cut the hair of JJ Luchette on the first day of re-opening since the start of the coronavirus shutdowns in Kittery, Maine on May 1. Governor Janet Mills implemented stage 1 in Maine’s plan to reopen the economy. This included opening up hair salons, barber shops, drive-in theaters, and an expansion on outdoor activities. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
Alondra Bobadilla, a junior at Fenway High School and the first-ever youth poet laureate for the city of Boston, stood in her front door in Hyde Park on April 23. She was meant to blaze a trail across the city this spring, a charismatic young arts ambassador hosting readings and events to bring poetry alive for young people. Instead, with public life on hold, she sits at home in a quiet room in an oversized hoodie, her long, dark hair piled on top of her head, writing poems about the coronavirus shutdown. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
Painted rocks with messages of hope and strength lined the Brant Rock seawall in Marshfield on April 28. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
From left, Heba Algendy and her mother-in-law Nabila prayed as one and a half year old twins Hassan, bottom, and Seleem, right, watched their big brother, Hazem, 14, and their dad, Sharif, pray the Maghrib sunset prayer as the family breaks their fast during Ramadan in Chestnut Hill on May 3. The Algendys are observing Ramadan in quarantine during the pandemic. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Emily Norton and her three sons Jack, 17 , Will, 14, and Wyatt, 12, played by their house in Newton on May 4. Parents are dealing with teenagers staying up all night and sleeping half the day while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
Adrian Santiago took a patient’s swab test at a drive-through testing site at Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare in Chelsea on April 29. Executive director Kelly Orlando said the team has tested over 800 people since the site opened. “You can’t get more frontline than a testing site in Chelsea. I’m so incredibly proud of them,” she said of the healthcare workers. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
St. John School student Karis Hennessey, 6, held onto her puppy Cooper during a surprise drive-by parade for Megan Congemi on “Teacher Appreciation Day” in Boston on May 5. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Kerry Seerattan appreciated the new face mask she received while passing through Nubian Square on April 29. Dudley Square Station is the largest bus station in the area and serves a vast majority of riders who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. State Representative Chynah Tyler distributed face masks in partnership with local business “Just T” to constituents in transit. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
From left, Brigham and Women’s resident doctors Yannis Valtis, Rose Olson, and Fiona Malone stood outside of the Boston hospital on May 4. Resident doctors, finished with schooling and training for specialized medical careers, are on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis gripping the nation. Their jobs were notoriously punishing long before the pandemic began. Residents frequently log 80-hour weeks for little more than minimum wage, once all their working hours are tallied, while carrying mountains of student loan debt. Its a system designed to test the physical and mental limits of the next generation of health care providers and to instill an ethic of professional sacrifice, for when sacrifice is required. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Brown University graduating seniors who call themselves the “Burnside Girls” gathered for photos and a champagne toast on the University campus grounds in Providence on May 6. On its official website, Brown University announced that this year’s commencement ceremonies will be postponed to 2021. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Boston Medical Center staff peered through the glass of a patient’s room as a team performed a tracheostomy on a COVID-19 patient in the ICU. The nurses and doctors who work in intensive care are schooled in mass casualties, skilled at rescuing the sickest patients, and accustomed to relying on the findings of time-tested medical science. But nothing in their experience compares to COVID-19. Nurses are finding themselves improvising in new roles and doctors are learning on the fly, tapping any source they can find. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
A line of about 350 people waited to recieve groceries from The Salvation Army on Chestnut Street in Chelsea on May 7. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
“Help us” was scrawled on a window at the ICE facility at the Bristol County Sheriff’s correctional complex in Dartmouth on May 2. Extensive damage was done to the ICE facility at the Bristol County Sheriff’s correctional complex in Dartmouth by detainees who barricaded themselves inside for an hour and wrecked the sleeping area and bathrooms. The incident started when 10 ICE detainees reported symptoms of COVID-19, but then refused to go to the medical unit for testing. Correctional officers used pepper spray and K-9s to put the detainees in separate cells in the correctional complex. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
In an emotional reunion, BPD Officer Omar Borges hugged his wife and children after his release from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on April 24 following a month-long battle with COVID-19. Borges, 47, is a member of the department’s citywide drug enforcement unit and has served on the force since 2005, police said. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
A woman recieved food at a pop-up food pantry at Bosson Park in Chelsea on April 22. The Chelsea Pandemic Response Team, assisted by the Massachusetts Army National Guard, the Salvation Army and community volunteers is giving away hundreds of meals and groceries every weekday. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Catari Giglio wore her prom dress in front of her home in Dorchester on April 23. She had been dreaming of her senior prom since she was a little girl living in Italy. At Fenway High School, she was a member of the prom committee and spent months working on the perfect venue, found the perfect dress, and recieved theperfect promposal. Now, the remainder of the academic school year, including prom, has been cancelled. “It’s not just me, but also my classmates. We all just wanted ... everyone to have the time of their lives,” she said. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
A nurse took a break in the “Heroes Refueling Station” while attending to COVID-19 patients at Boston Medical Center on April 15. Boston Medical Center, the city’s safety net hospital by necessity, essentially became a COVID-19 hospital. The pandemic hit there first and hit there hardest. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
A young girl looked at a memorial in the front of Amaral’s Central Market in Fall River on April 25. The beloved family-run business saw three members of the family die from COVID-19 in April. In In the space of just three days, sisters Laudalina and Juvenalia Amaral and Juvenalias daughter, Grace Amaral-Dias, died from COVID-19, a family tragedy that has touched off an outpouring of grief across the city and beyond. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
Friends and family drove by Paul Hollien’s house, waving, cheering and presenting signs to celebrate Paul’s 5th birthday with a parade on April 26 in Medford. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
A baseball laid in a puddle in the Coach Walter “Skeets” Scanlon Memorial Baseball Field at Methuen High School on April 21, the day that Gov. Charlie Baker announced that schools would not reopen for the remainder of the academic year and the high school sports season was cancelled. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Long-time customers of Claudia Market Jazmin Ochoa, left, and her daughter Ruby Pena, left the Roxbury corner store on April 16. With restaurants and other arenas of public life closed across the state, and large grocery stores overrun and understocked, bodegas — those scrappy convenience stores often based in working-class neighborhoods — are getting the credit they deserve. Some are still miraculously well stocked with flour and toilet paper, but even beyond that, they offer a feeling of neighborly communion in an isolated time. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
Family members mourned Bernard Seckler, 95, and his wife Eveyln Seckler, 94 at their funeral services at Sharon Memorial Park in Sharon on April 16. Bernard and Evelyn died on April 10th and April 13th, respectively, from coronavirus complications at The Falls at Cordingly Dam, an assisted living community in Newton. Marcy Hirschen, a mortuary student, recorded the funeral so that family members across the country could watch the services in a livestream. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
From left, Revere High School Senior Brianna Senecal talked with twin sisters and Senior class officers Kathy and Astrid Umanzor and fellow Senior Gianna Chianca during a social distance meet-up in the Revere High School parking lot as they tried to figure out what the events they had been looking forward to, like prom and graduation, would look like now. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
A bird flew over the empty Boston Marathon finish line on Boylston St., without runners or spectators on what was supposed to have been Marathon Monday, April 20, 2020. The race has been postponed to September 14 due to the coronavirus outbreak. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
Gladys Vega, right, executive director of Chelsea Collaborative, led a prayer before opening the doors to a pop-up food pantry hosted by Pan Y Cafe in Chelsea on April 14. Organized by Chelsea Collaborative, the food distribution had been operating for over 3 weeks with food donated by local businesses and food pantries and then delivered to at-need families in Chelsea. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
Paul Harris, a grave digger for the City of Boston for 15 years, helped dig a new grave in the veteran’s section at Mount Hope Cemetery in Mattapan on April 25 for an upcoming burial. “I have the important job of taking care of people’s loved ones,” he said. Harris and his colleagues have been working essentially nonstop for about two months as the coronavirus pandemic claims victims by the dozens — and relatives and friends turn to the city’s three active cemeteries as final resting places for their loved ones. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
The Fisk Pole in left field was reflected in a puddle in the first row of the Green Monster seats at Fenway Park on April 16. Few people are allowed inside Fenway Park during the pandemic. (Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff)
Emergency department nurse Debbie Buonopane was applauded by her coworkers as she departed Brigham And Women’s Hospital in Boston on April 23. Buonopane is an ER nurse at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and for the last week she was fighting for her life with COVID-19 in the very hospital she serves. The Dorchester native, now Quincy resident, has not only survived a battle with the virus, she is also a breast cancer survivor, Navy veteran, and single mom. In addition, every year she volunteers at the Boston Marathon as a first responder. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Boston school buses were parked in the yard at First Student Inc. in Roxbury on April 21, the day that Gov. Charlie Baker announced that schools would not reopen for the remainder of the academic year. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff)
Lexington Minuteman re-enactor John Kiernan, wearing a mask, stood by during a small commemoration of the Battle of Lexington Monday morning on the Battle Green on April 20. The annual reenactment of the battle between Minutemen and British Army soldiers on April 19, 1775, that began with armed hostilities between King George III and Colonial rebels, did not take place Monday for only the second time in the last 48 years. Instead of firing muskets, they laid flowers at the memorials around the Lexington Green and paused to make short videos (sans masks) summarizing the events and historic context for the people whose lives intersected with each other 245 years ago. (Joanne Rathe/Globe Staff)
Eleanor Dittmer, joined in the window by nurse’s aide Courtney Nadeau, waved to family, friends and neighbors driving through the parking lot of the assisted-living unit of the Harriett and Ralph Kaplan Estates in Peabody on April 26. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, her family organized a drive-by birthday parade under her window to celebrate her 93rd birthday. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Doctor Patrick Hyland rode a Green Line train home from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he works in the internal medicine department, on April 3. The MBTA moved to a modified Saturday schedule across the system on March 17 in response to reduced ridership because of the COVID-19 outbreak. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Boston Police officers lined Washington Streeet in front of the JP E-13 police station as a procession of Boston Police vehicles escorted the hearse with the body of Boston Police officer Jose V. Fontanez on April 16. He died of coronavirus. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Hundreds of makeshift patient rooms, constructed using sheetrock, filled the huge floor of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on April 9. It opened as an emergency field hospital to accomodate an expected surge in coronavirus patients. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Tufts Medical Center employees waved to first responders for the City of Boston as they drove past the hospital in a rolling rally on April 15 to pay tribute to the hard work of the healthcare workers. Police cruisers, fire trucks and ambulances put on a light and siren show as they went down Washington Street. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Members of the Massachusetts National Guard were sprayed down before removing their hazmat suits after leaving Alliance Health at Marina Bay on April 9. They were deployed to Quincy to assist nursing homes with COVID-19 testing. (Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff)
Staff members chose flowers outside Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center on April 10. About 1,000 spring flowers, some of which were going to line the route of the 2020 Boston Marathon, were arranged in a heart outside Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and given to health care workers Friday morning as they concluded long shifts at the hospital. Hydrangeas, tulips, pansies, and daffodils were placed outside Beth Israel by workers from Cityscapes, the Boston-based floral company behind the gesture. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
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Louis Kroll, 5, sat at home in Jamaica Plain on April 14. His father Seth, like other parents during this time, has wrestled with the guilt of plopping Louis down in front of a screen as a last-ditch effort to maintain some semblance of sanity while tending to the demands of life and work. In the mornings they mimic their son’s school time by painting, putting on dramatic plays, going for walks and using crafts. But when push comes to shove, out come the “Star Wars” films. While limits are important, usage is likely to increase right now, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Yet some experts say that, under these unique circumstances, parents shouldn’t be too hard on themselves. As long as they make themselves available to their children, and engage them in activities and learning opportunities offline throughout the day, then “the kids will be alright,” said Dr. Michael Rich, director of the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Gladys Socop, left, brought out a box of groceries to Jessica Armijo, right, while volunteering in a pop-up food pantry hosted by Pan Y Cafe in Chelsea on April 14. Organized by Chelsea Collaborative, the food distribution has been operating for over 3 weeks with food donated by local businesses and food pantries and delivered to at-need families in Chelsea. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
Marcia Gardiner bowed her head during Pastor Adam Riveiro’s prayer at a drive-in Easter service at Liberty Baptist Church in South Easton on April 12. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
A gust of wind caught the plastic gown that Paramedic Ricky Cormio used for PPE as EMT Emily Moran reached out to fasten the ties so that he could get in the back of the ambulance with a patient during their 24-hour shift on April 6. A woman in the patient’s home had shouted out to tell them that he did not have coronavirus, but during the pandemic they presume that anyone they help might be positive for COVID-19. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Carney Hospital staff watched a drive-by parade organized by Boston City Councilor Frank Baker in their honor on April 16. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Francoise Elise, dressed up as The Easter Bunny, waved to a family on their front steps on Easter, April 12 in Milford. Elise was driven around her Milford neighborhood by her husband Mike Guidi to greet children who waited in their yards and front door to see her. Every year, Elise has had a neighborhood Easter Egg hunt, but during a pandemic that became impossible, so she decided to do a “drive-by” instead. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
Governor Charlie Baker left after touring a field medical station in a gymnasium at Joint Base Cape Cod with Lt. Governor Karyn Polito on April 14. Baker said the temporary hospital will be a 94-bed facility. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
From top left, Paul and Melissa Mawn and their kids Brooke, 15, and twins Max and Jack, 10, joked about the twins’ new haircuts at their home in Wilmington on April 11. Melissa Mawn’s three kids’ teachers keep sending emails at all hours, demanding Zoom meetings and dispersing new assignments. What sent her over the edge this past week was the email from the gym teacher. Why on earth can’t her kids just play in the yard? Her frustration, voiced on Facebook this week, spoke for parents everywhere who are trying to schedule their children’s laptop needs and curriculum requirements around their own at-home workloads. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Mark Rosa passed back an N95 mask to be packaged at Massachusetts General Hospital on April 13. As part of a bold initiative involving hospitals across the state, MGH began distributing thousands of freshly decontaminated N95 masks to health care workers after the equipment went through an elaborate cleaning process at a site now up and running in Somerville. The treatment takes place inside a giant decontamination machine owned and operated by the Ohio nonprofit Battelle. Hospitals plan to use the machine to alleviate critical shortages of respirator masks for workers battling the coronavirus pandemic. At its peak, the system will be able to treat up to 80,000 masks per day a prospect hailed as a game-changer for the region. (Blake Nissen for The Boston Globe)
Spicy World restaurant was one of a few restaurants that remained open for takeout and delivery in Boston’s Chinatown on April 11. The COVID-19 outbreak in Boston has greatly affected Boston’s Chinatown. Eateries across the state are suffering under necessary distancing guidelines and barely staving off financial ruin. In response, restaurateurs have implemented cost-cutting measures, including truncated hours, shortened menus, and widespread layoffs. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
Christine McCarthy, an ICU nurse for over 20 years, sat in what is usually a full waiting room in the ICU at Massachusetts General Hospital on April 2. These days, health care workers are often the only people present at the bedsides of the dying. Already under enormous strain, those workers stand in as best they can for the spouses, children, and clergy who cannot be there. The human connection that nurses can usually offer patients who are in pain and nearing the end of their lives is different now, fully geared up in gloves, masks, gowns, and face shields to protect themselves and their families. “They can’t see our faces. They can’t see us smile,” said McCarthy. “They don’t have that reassurance they would normally have.” (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
A person was tested for coronavirus at PhysicianOne’s drive-through testing site at Wellington Circle on April 4. (Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff)
Travelers passed through the B concourse at Boston Logan International Airport on April 2. The number of Americans getting on airplanes has sunk to a level not seen in more than 60 years as people shelter in their homes to avoid catching or spreading the new coronavirus. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Karla Kiser comforted 2-month-old Kayli while spending some time in the sun at Medford Family Life Education Center on March 27. Karla and Kayli are homeless and currently live in a shelter. As the end of March approached, food stamps were running low, and many homeless families, lacking transportation, were scrambling to find basics like diapers and canned foods. Many of those who were working have been laid off, adding to the strain. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
A simulation was set up in a makeshift hospital room to properly train paramedics at the first field hospital in the state of Massachusetts on April 7. The field hospital was built at the DCU Center in downtown Worcester as the state prepared for a possible surge in coronavirus patients. UMass Memorial Health Care operates the pop-up hospital, which is the first one of three that the state plan to open. The facility opened April 9. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
Aquitane Restaurant Group Manager Scott Lamb looked out his restaurant’s window in Boston on Apr. 3. Now, like all restaurants, it offers take-out only due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state’s 15,000-plus restaurants and bars were the first to feel the economic shock of the coronavirus pandemic, when Governor Charlie Baker ordered all table service to stop by March 17. Restaurants can do takeout and delivery, but most have chosen not to keep their kitchens open. Restaurateurs know the shutdown is necessary to save lives, and at the moment they arent in a hurry to reopen. Consumers won’t want to eat out unless they know the virus is under control. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
A friend of Macklin Boyd yelled “happy birthday” during a drive-by birthday party on April 1. Macklin couldn’t have a traditional party because of the worsening pandemic, so his parents Ashley and Jay Boyd asked friends and teachers to drive by their house to wish Macklin a happy birthday. The parade was joined by a local fire engine and Macklin’s favorite car racing team. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
Wearing surgical gloves, Carol Pouliot on April 4 cradled her phone to show a month-old photo of her hugging her mom in her room at a Worcester nursing home. Carol Pouliot is doing all she can to stay healthy, hoping there is a remote chance she will able to visit and hug her mother Gloria, 87, who is quarantined in her nursing home, in person again. Two weeks prior, doctors gave Gloria one month to live because of an advanced stage of cancer. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
National Guard members stood six feet apart on April 1 after a New England Patriots jet arrived at Logan Airport from China with a shipment of over one million N95 masks. Two weeks prior, the federal government confiscated a shipment of more than 3 million N95 masks at the Port of New York and New Jersey that Massachusetts had arranged to buy. “I just started reaching out to anybody and everybody I knew, trying to find some other path,” Gov. Charlie Baker said, eventually recieving help from the Kraft family. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
Keila Cupid helped her daughter Crisaly, 11, pick up a box of food dropped off by a Hoops and Homework staffer at their home in Framingham on April 1. Framingham’s after school program Hoops and Homework was cancelled when schools closed, so staff instead began delivering food twice a week to families. The food comes from Lovin’ Spoonfuls, which picks up perishable food from grocery stores, produce wholesalers, farms and farmer’s markets and distributes the food to more than 160 community nonprofits in the state. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
A person walks by a message of hope during the coronavirus pandemic on March 31. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
Cleaners unwrapped their protective equipment as they left the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home on March 31. State and local officials did not learn until the weekend that a coronavirus outbreak at Holyoke Soldiers Home that has now killed 13 veterans had taken a deadly turn. Twenty-seven veterans have now died, at least 20 due to the coronavirus, and 62 others, many with preexisting conditions that make them highly vulnerable to the disease, have tested positive. Eighteen others are being retested. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
University of Massachusetts Medical School graduates Shruthi Srinivas, right, and Jacqueline Chipkin took a selfie during their graduation on March 31. They had their graduation two months early via Zoom in their home, wearing their lab coats and homemade caps. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
A person crossed the empty Evelyn Moakley Bridge on Seaport Boulevard on April 2. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
A medical worker grabbed a moment in the sunshine at a coronavirus testing site outside Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center on April 7. (Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff)
Summer Street looking toward Downtown Boston was nearly empty in mid-afternoon on March 31. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
A woman directed vehicles as they arrived at a rapid COVID-19 testing site, launched by CVS, in Lowell on April 7. The drive-through site offers no-cost testing to Massachusetts residents and is capable of conducting and processing up to 1,000 tests per day, significantly bolstering the state’s testing capacity. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
A customer left Wegman’s in Medford on April 4 with groceries and toilet paper as other shoppers stood in line for an hour to get into the supermarket. (Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff)
Sgt. Tegan Brown, her sister Sgt. Coral Brown, Spc. Brandon Bessette, and Pvt. Cesar Alvarez of the Rhode Island Army National Guard dressed in personal protection equipment while preparing to perform a medical swab procedure at the sample collection site at the Community College of Rhode Island’s Knight Campus in Warwick on April 1. The site is part of the Rhode Island Army National Guard’s Joint Task Force Guardian that operates 3 remotes coronavirus test sites. The sites can perform 300 tests per day each with a capacity to double that number. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Deaconess Carol Thomas of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church stood by at the Stop Shop in Grove Hall while The Rev. Miniard Culpepper handed out $10 bills to shoppers during the coronavirus pandemic on April 5. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Grocery store workers and others staged a protest outside Whole Foods Market in the South End to demand personal protective equipment, added benefit and hazard pay on April 7. Grocery stores have become a lifeline at a time when people are largely confined to their homes to keep the highly contagious virus from spreading, and cashiers, baggers, and other employees are exposed to a steady stream of customers with varying degrees of protections. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Roberta Biscan used FaceTime to talk with her son Connor, 15, at her home in Wilmington on April 4. Connor has autism and lives in a group home. He asked Roberta if he could come home for the weekend, and she explained that he could not due to the coronavirus pandemic. Connor then put down the iPad, leaving the screen black. Roberta tried calling him back numerous times with no answer. “He feels like he’s being punished. That poor kid, my heart breaks. I don’t want him to think that I don’t want to see him,” Roberta said. She has not seen her son in four months and explained that if he did come home for a visit, he would have to stay there. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
A trash bag covered a basketball rim at the Welcome Young Playground in Quincy to deter people from congregating. (Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff)
Rita Ghai stood with her daughter Samta in the doorway of their Pittsfield home on April 3. Anup Singh Ghai, husband to Rita and father to Samta, was 71 when he died on March 21 from COVID-19. He was alone for the final week of his life, although his daughter and his wife were permitted to put on protective gear and come to the hospital and be with him for his final breath. The Ghai family could not gather for the cremation, a traditional Hindu ritual. As a consolation, the funeral home director told them that if they stood in the parking lot of a restaurant across the street from the medical center, they could see Ghai’s body carried out of the hospital. “It’s not just losing a family member,” said Samta, who later tested positive for the coronavirus along with her mother. “It’s the process, and how they died. And how you couldn’t even do a funeral for them.” (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
A lone pedestrian walked down Jersey Street outside Fenway Park on what would have been Opening Day, April 2, if the MLB had not suspended its season to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Fenway Park was a ghost town, the ballpark, bars and souvenir shops locked up tight. Major League Baseball officially pushed the season back until at least mid-May because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a more realistic appraisal is sometime in June or July. (Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff)
Malaki Solo, a sixth-grader, worked on his homework in his family’s living room on March 31. Malaki, who is a generally confident student, had been feeling unmoored since schools moved lessons online. He couldn’t reach out to teachers if he had a question about his work and was getting little feedback. A few weeks into a mass school shutdown that affects millions of students nationwide — and more than 50,000 in Boston — immense, potentially devastating, inequity characterizes the response across districts, schools, classrooms, and teachers. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
MGH employees waited outside of Harvard Gardens to get a free bagged lunch on Apr. 1. Massachusetts General Hospital has been hit hard with coronavirus cases and employees have been working around the clock to bring relief to the COVID-19 pandemic. The restaurant offered help by providing free lunches for the essential workers. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
Correctional officers used hand sanitizer before entering the main cell block area at the Worcester County House Of Corrections in West Boylston on April 1. During the COVID-19 pandemic, inmates and correctional officers are taking measures to fight the spread of the virus. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
Joao Pereira, a first-semester UMass Boston transfer student, held up his daughter Yohanna on March 30. He has been juggling online classes, a newborn daughter and a new job in dining services at a local hospital. Pereira said he has been trying to get scholarships and grants from UMass Boston so that he can continue earning his degree in criminal justice, but the process is more frustrating because he is communicating via e-mail and phone calls instead of dropping by an office and speaking to advisers in person. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff)
A woman walked out of JP Licks on Beacon Hill on March 24 after grabbing take-out a day after Governor Charlie Baker issued a stay-at-home advisory for all non-essential workers. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Medical assistant Eileen Monagle, right, scanned a staff member’s identification badge in a personal protective equipment distribution area at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on March 25. The badges are scanned to keep track of PPE inventory, including face shields, eyewear, and procedure and surgical masks, of which Brigham and Women’s staff uses 9,000 a day. With resources dwindling, hospitals are struggling to protect themselves and their patients from COVID-19. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
A business in Coolidge Corner alerted customers it was closed on March 24, a day after Gov. Charlie Baker issued a stay-at-home advisory for nonessential workers. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
A medical professional put a patient’s sample in a vial at a drive-through coronavirus testing center at Cambridge Health Alliance at the Somerville Hospital on March 25. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
Jen Andonian of MGH and Matt Shearer of Johns Hopkins, both epidemiologists who work in the field of disaster management, got married at the MGH Ether Dome in Boston on March 27. Jen and Matt were supposed to get married on March 20 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, they cancelled their plans and got married in the famous Ether Dome, where in 1846 the hospital’s surgical amphitheater made history with the first public surgery using anesthetic. The MGH General Store and Flower Shop did the flowers, MGH Nutrition and Food Service did the cake, and MGH Photo Lab took the photos and the video to send to the couple’s families. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
A man passed through reflected light on a near empty Congress Street in downtown Boston on March 26. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Kate Casaletto, who is nervous about being 32 weeks pregnant during a pandemic, posed for a portrait at her home in Peabody on March 23. Little is known about how the coronavirus affects pregnant women, a group with tampered immune systems. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advised that pregnant women should be considered an at-risk population for COVID-19. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
Personal care assistant Maria Colville left for work to care for an elderly woman in Watertown on March 26, wearing a mask and gloves to protect herself from coronavirus. Home health care workers feel vulnerable as they worry about catching and transmitting the virus to their own families while trying to protect themselves and their clients amid a national shortage of masks. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
Liam Caracciolo, 7, wore a mask and gloves as he rode his bicycle on the sidewalk along Hanover Street in the North End on March 17. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Jean Follett, 86, left, was visited on March 28 by her daughter, Charlene, who crouched outside to show her mom some recent photos of her grandchildren at the Ralph Kaplan Estates Assisted Living facility in Peabody. As the coronavirus has spread with terrifying speed, Follett’s daughters — 65-year-old Charlene Follett, 62-year-old Elaine Simonelli, and 58-year-old Lynne Forgione — have grappled with struggles confronting anyone with a loved one in an assisted living facility or nursing home, many of which have shut their doors to visitors and sequestered residents inside their rooms. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
EMTs rushed a patient to the emergency room at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on March 29 as the number of confirmed Massachusetts cases of coronavirus soared to near 5,000. (Stan Grossfeld/ Globe Staff)
Kim Tran, Medical Technologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, was reflected in the COBAS 6800, an automated machine that can process SARS-CoV-2 tests at high volume, on March 18. COVID-19 tests became more readily available and could be processed in just a few hours. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
Robin Williams walked with her children Takari, 7, and Anthony, 8, in the Field’s Corner neighborhood of Boston on March 19. Robin said they needed to go shopping and were taking precautions, “We still have our daily lives to attend to.” (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Outdoor tables were covered in plastic wrap at the Framingham Service Plaza on the Massachusetts Turnpike on March 26 to prevent people from congregating. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
Emerson College students Reilly Leconte and Daniel Otero hugged while preparing to move back home on March 15. Emerson, along with many other area universities and colleges, forced its students to move out of all campus housing and moved classes online indefinitely to prevent the spread of coronavirus. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
Vanderleia da Silva, a 53-year-old house cleaner and undocumented immigrant from Brazil, has lost all 20 of her clients. She has no income, no safety net, and no way of knowing what the future holds for her household of four. As Congress hammered out a $2 trillion stimulus plan to help those left jobless by the coronavirus pandemic, the most vulnerable were invisible: Not a penny will go to millions of undocumented immigrants, many of whom work in the hardest-hit industries of restaurants, hospitality, and retail.These immigrants typically pay taxes but dont qualify for stimulus checks or unemployment benefits, which are reserved for US citizens and those legally authorized to work in the US. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
Five-year-old Marin Tillberg had enough of waiting in the long lines at Market Basket in Waltham as local people prepared for the coronavirus on March 13. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
A mask-wearing passenger sat alone on a Green Line trolley on Commonwealth Avenue on March 24. The MBTA has reduced train and bus service since ridership has declined. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff)
A lone person stood inside the Envoy Hotel in the Seaport on Friday evening, March 21. The COVID-19 outbreak in Boston has greatly affected foot traffic in areas that normally would be teeming with people out at bars and restaurants on the weekends. (Barry Chin/Globe Staff)
A man cleaned near the Bobby Orr statue outside TD Garden on March 12, soon after the NHL followed the NBA and other sports leagues in pausing its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. It left 189 games, beginning with 10 on Thursday, and the final 24 days of the NHL season as “TBD.” (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Raphael Aguirre shut down his hair salon in East Boston on March 24 after Gov. Charlie Baker mandated all nonessential businesses to close. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
Anna Galer, a junior at Oliver Ames High School, posed for a portrait through her window in Easton on March 23. She is very uncertain about her college application process now that schools have closed, SAT tests have been cancelled and college tours have been cancelled. (Matthew J. Lee)
Andrew Walsh, left, rested in the Boston Common on March 14. Walsh, who is homeless, said he does not worry about the coronavirus. As the global pandemic continues to grow, city officials and advocates for the homeless scramble to develop a plan to head off a potential spread of the virus among this especially vulnerable group. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
The Mother Goose of the “Make Way For Ducklings” sculpture by Nancy Schon wore a protective mask on March 25. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
A graduate wipes away tears at the Olin College of Engineering’s “Fauxmencement” on March 12 in Needham. Olin College moved its classes online amid fears of the spreading coronavirus, so students organized their own graduation ceremony in the case that they don’t return for the remainder of the semester. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
A woman walked down the paper product aisle at Stop Shop in Pembroke on March 26. Toilet paper has become a hot commodity since the coronavirus outbreak, and as shelves are wiped clean by worried customers, stores are working hard to get it back on the shelves to meet the surge in demand. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
A sign of the times hung from a door in Norwell on March 26 as the COVID-19 pandemic grows. (Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff)
Elementary school teacher Ellie Lyons waved good morning to her first-grade students during a video call on March 27. She converted the backdrop of the bedroom in her Brookline apartment into a makeshift classroom to make her students more comfortable. Suburban schools are converting to online education as rapidly as possible as some parents demand more formalized schooling amid the shutdown. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
A man sat under a star magnolia tree in the Public Garden on March 26. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
Dr. Elissa Perkins wore a face shield her husband constructed from household items on March 24. She constructed a decontamination station in her garage which she uses to safely remove her scrubs before entering her home. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
A lone person walked up the path to the State House in the Boston Common on March 23 as the streets of Boston become all but barren during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Blake Nissen)
Director of Nurses Lea Poulin danced outside of The Leonard Florence Center for Living in Boston with residents and other staff members on March 20. The Leonard Florence Center for Living invited a three-piece-band to perform outside so residents could listen from their windows and balconies. The Center wanted to provide safe entertainment for their residents amid government restrictions on gatherings. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
A discarded latex glove lay in the street near Back Bay on March 25. Proper safety gear has been in high-demand all across Boston as the coronavirus spreads across the New England area. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
Father Richard Flaherty stood for a portrait while peering through the door of the St. Anthony Shrine in downtown Boston on March 28. In his prayers, Flaherty asks God what he should do if he is called to the bedside of a person dying of coronavirus. To go would be to risk not only his own health, but that of the other friars. To go would be to accept a two-week quarantine, during which he would not be able to go to the bedside of another. (Erin Clark/Globe Staff)
Joel Lau, a sophmore at Boston University, walked down the hallway of his near-empty dormitory, Boston University’s Warren Towers, on March 18. Lau was forced to vacate his dorm as BU closed campus buildings. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff)
Wedding guests held onto the chupah as Rabbi Claudia Kreiman, Senior Rabbi at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, married Elisheva Dan and Mara Mooiweer during their wedding in Griggs Park in Brookline on March 26. The couple were anxious to be married as soon as possible after Mara had been diagnosed with cancer. They held a social distancing ceremony during which their guests all stood 6 feet apart from each other. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff)
North Adams, MA 4/8/2020: Founding Director of Mass MoCA Joseph Thompson, photographed in the shuttered Hunter Center for the Performing Arts at Mass MoCA, recently wrote a dire letter to supporters explaining just how exposed it is to closure -- far more than university museums and older institutions with historic endowments to lean on due to the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic. The muesum is currently closed. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
A man wore a plastic bubble as he walks down William J. Day Boulevard in Boston on March 12. The man, who asked not to be identified, said he found the contraption in a friend’s yard and thought it would protect him from coronavirus, “It’s all about precaution,” he said. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff)
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