COVID-19 has changed the lives of so many people and businesses throughout Douglas County over the course of the last couple of months.
Some businesses have been forced to close, others have had to change hours. Some business owners have had to completely change the way their business operates. Others have started to offer services they’ve never offered before such as delivery, curbside pickup and take-out.
Peoples’ lives have been disrupted. Parents have been turned into teachers as students are now learning from home due to schools being shut down.
Masks are being worn by people buying groceries, going to the doctor or when shopping for essential needs such as toilet paper, which has been in short supply.
Times are different.
These pictures depict some of the signs of the time during the coronavirus pandemic and the governor’s stay-at-home order, which is now in place until May 4.
Celeste Edenloff is the special projects editor and a reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. She has lived in the Alexandria Lakes Area since 1997. She first worked for the Echo Press as a reporter from 1999 to 2011, and returned in 2016 to once again report on the community she calls home.