Last week, Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order that extended the shutdown of non-essential activities throughout the state, just one week after the City of Austin enacted its own “Stay Home Work Safe” ordinance.
These orders require most citizens to work from home and avoid traveling as much as possible to slow the spread of coronavirus — and the impact on the city is eminently apparent.
Below are a series of photos starting on the South East side of Downtown Austin and ending on the North West side that document how social distancing and shelter-in-place orders are impacting the city.
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Ben Billups is the Marketing Manager for The Texan. After earning his degree in Economics from Thomas Edison State University, he served as a policy analyst for Texas’ 85th Legislature and later operated an outlet for veteran investigative journalists. Ben is a native Texan, an award-winning filmmaker, and actively competes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.