Images from Pittsburgh in Pandemic Mode

Our photo essay captures the way we lived when we stayed apart so that we could all get together safely again.
Do Not Enter Jun20

Required dress code at Heinz Healey’s, Market Square (CB)


Clark Mask Jun20

Phil Clark spends his 77th birthday making masks with his wife, Gay, at their home in Homestead. His masks are distributed through the COVID-19 Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Masks for People Facebook group. (MR)


Costco Jun20

Costco customers wait in line, 6 feet apart, in Cranberry. (CB)


Garden Jun20

South Side resident Donna Tarkett plants tomatoes in her plot at the Bandi Schaum Community Garden in South Side Park. (MR)


Thank You Jun20

Sign in McCandless Township (CB)


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North Hills High School math teacher Ali Abbott, activities coordinator Chelle Zimmerman and secretary Nataly Price (left to right) cheer as part of a “Pick Up Parade.” The teachers came to honor graduates arriving at the Ross Township high school to pick up caps and gowns. (MR)


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Store sign, Liberty Avenue (CB)


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Downtown Pittsburgh sidewalk (CB)


Airport Jun20

At Pittsburgh International Airport, security lines have disappeared. (RC)


Testing Jun20

Medical assistant Dotty Farally (left) hands a sample from a patient she swabbed to Amanda McWhinney at an Allegheny Health Network drive-thru coronavirus testing site in Monroeville. (MR)


Intermission Jun20

Pandemic message from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust (CB)


Food Rescue Jun20

Josh Brown, of Sysco, waits for the next car to pull up during a food distribution for North Side residents outside Heinz Field. At this distribution, sponsored by 412 Food Rescue and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sysco provided approximately 9,000 pounds of fresh produce and dairy items. (MR)


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At Home Depot in Ross Township, a sign informs shoppers that the store is complying with Gov. Tom Wolf’s orders. (CB)


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Woodland Hills graduating senior Kiheen Barber, of Rankin, wears a cap and gown in the high school’s gymnasium. Barber wants to study science in college. (MR)


Bicycle Jun20

Owner Rocky Cristobal repairs a bike in front of Kraynick’s Bike Shop in Garfield. He has been swamped with repair and maintenance requests since bicycling use has risen during the pandemic. (MR)


Passavant Jun20

Signs of encouragement at UPMC Passavant in McCandless. (CB)


Rider Alert Jun20

A social-distancing reminder cautions riders of Pittsburgh’s Light Rail (The T). (CB)


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A. Vivienne Robinson of the Hill District has been distributing donated masks from the COVID-19 Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Masks for People Facebook group to her neighbors. (MR)


Trader Joe Jun20

Customers wait in line — 6 feet apart — at Trader Joe’s in East Liberty. (MR)


Baby Taco2 Jun20

(Above) Corey Hackathorn, burrito maker and expediter, oversees a meal kit pick up at Baby Loves Tacos in Millvale. (Below) Customers are assigned a time slot for pick up to help with social distancing. (MR)

Baby Taco1 Jun20


Puppets Jun20

Puppet maker Cheryl Capezzuti delivers puppets to a home in Mt. Lebanon. Capezzuti began loaning out her puppets to families throughout the city during the pandemic to help alleviate boredom and entertain neighbors during the stay at home order. (MR)


Dairy Queen Jun20

The drive-thru is backed up for ice cream — and Pup Cups — at Dairy Queen in Cranberry. (CB)


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Sign at Gaucho Parrilla Argentina, Downtown (CB)


Stacee Pearl Jun20

STAYCEE PEARL dance project dancers Jessica Marino Mitcham, LaTrea Rembert and Kaitlin Kulasa (left to right) and Chandler Bingham dance at Green Street Park in Wilkinsburg. This was the first time they danced together since the stay-at-home order took effect. (MR)


Drivers Jun20

Long lines form outside and spaced-out chairs sit inside at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Photo License Center in Allison Park. (CB)


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Construction protocol sign, Downtown (CB)


Stay In House Jun20

On Penn Avenue in Garfield, a bicyclist pedals past graffiti urging people to stay home. (MR)


6 Feet Jun20

X marks the spot at the Market Street Grocery, Market Square. (CB)


Trumpet Jun20

Micah Wilkinson, the principal trumpet player for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, performs behind his home in Upper St. Clair. Wilkinson has given a trumpet concert for his neighbors every afternoon at 5 p.m. (weather permitting) during the pandemic. (MR)


Primanti Jun20

In Market Square, Primanti Bros.’ giant, slaw-and-fries topped sandwiches are only available for takeout and delivery. (CB)


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Inside the sparsely populated airside terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport (RC)


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Chalkboard sign indicates social distancing requirements at the Market Street Grocery, Market Square. (CB)


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Pittsburgh Light Rail Sign (CB)


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Words of hope at Row House Cinema, Lawrenceville (CB)

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