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Gallery: Bloomington scenes Tuesday during COVID-19 emergency

03172020 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Businesses along Kirkwood Avenue in downtown Bloomington are shut down, and the normally busy street is emptied of traffic after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb closed all bars and restaurants in the state during the 2020 Covid-19/Coronavirus emergency, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Bloomington is a college town, and bars and restaurants are a major employer, and part of the local economy, but now most restaurants have closed, and laid off their employees. Some restaurants are selling carry out food. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
03172020 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: A sign on the door of Nick’s English Hut, a long time establishment in town, says the restaurant is closed until further notice after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb closed all bars and restaurants to anything but carry out business during the 2020 Covid-19/Coronavirus emergency, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Bloomington is a college town, and bars and restaurants are a major employer, and part of the local economy, but now most restaurants have closed, and laid off their employees. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
03172020 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: A sign outside a house demands that people stay home during the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Businesses along Kirkwood Avenue in downtown Bloomington are shut down, and the normally busy street is emptied of traffic after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb closed all bars and restaurants in the state during the 2020 Covid-19/Coronavirus emergency, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Bloomington is a college town, and bars and restaurants are a major employer, and part of the local economy, but now most restaurants have closed, and laid off their employees. Some restaurants are selling carry out food. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
03172020 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: A man pulls a wagon full of groceries while being followed by a boy holding a bouquet of flowers on St. Patrick’s Day. Schools have closed down, and children are often with their parents during the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb closed all bars and restaurants in the state during the 2020 Covid-19/Coronavirus emergency, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
03172020 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Two woman sit on a stoop waiting as customers carry out food at the Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub on St. Patrick’s Day during the 2020 Covid-19/Coronavirus emergency, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb gave an order to close all bars and restaurants to in-person dining in Indiana. Many local restaurants and bars have closed, and laid off most or all of their workers. Bloomington, which is a Big Ten college town, relies heavily on the service industry to provide jobs. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
03172020 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: A customer waits for carry out food at the Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub on St. Patrick’s Day during the 2020 Covid-19/Coronavirus emergency, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb gave an order to close all bars and restaurants to in-person dining in Indiana. Many local restaurants and bars have closed, and laid off most or all of their workers. Bloomington, which is a Big Ten college town, relies heavily on the service industry to provide jobs. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
03172020 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Customers carry out food at the Irish Lion Restaurant & Pub on St. Patrick’s Day during the 2020 Covid-19/Coronavirus emergency, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb gave an order to close all bars and restaurants to in-person dining in Indiana. Many local restaurants and bars have closed, and laid off most or all of their workers. Bloomington, which is a Big Ten college town, relies heavily on the service industry to provide jobs. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
03172020 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: The results of primary elections in Illinois, Florida, and other states are discussed on cable television news, showing democratic hopeful Joe Biden beating Bernie Sanders, as managers, and owners of the Switchyard Brewery run a carry out food operation on St. Patrick’s Day during the 2020 Covid-19/Coronavirus emergency, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Switchyard laid off all its workers after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb gave an order to close all bars and restaurants to in-person dining in Indiana. Many local restaurants and bars have closed, and laid off most or all of their workers. Bloomington, which is a Big Ten college town, relies heavily on the service industry to provide jobs. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
03172020 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: A worker talks about how the Switchyard Brewery put toilet paper on the menu as a joke during last weeks pandemic panic buying, and still has it on the menu as a few owners and managers run a carry out food operation on St. Patrick’s Day during the 2020 Covid-19/Coronavirus emergency, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Switchyard laid off all its workers after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb gave an order to close all bars and restaurants to in-person dining in Indiana. Many local restaurants and bars have closed, and laid off most or all of their workers. Bloomington, which is a Big Ten college town, relies heavily on the service industry to provide jobs. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
03172020 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Social Distancing was the name of a new drink last week at the Switchyard Brewery before Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb shut down all restaurants and bars to in-person patrons during the 2020 Covid-19/Coronavirus emergency, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Switchyard laid off all its workers after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb gave an order to close all bars and restaurants to in-person dining in Indiana. Many local restaurants and bars have closed, and laid off most or all of their workers. Bloomington, which is a Big Ten college town, relies heavily on the service industry to provide jobs. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
03172020 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Managers, and owners of the Switchyard Brewery run a carry out food operation on St. Patrick’s Day during the 2020 Covid-19/Coronavirus emergency, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Switchyard laid off all its workers after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb gave an order to close all bars and restaurants to in-person dining in Indiana. Many local restaurants and bars have closed, and laid off most or all of their workers. Bloomington, which is a Big Ten college town, relies heavily on the service industry to provide jobs. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
03172020 – Bloomington, Indiana, USA: Cones create a spot where customers can pick up carry out food at Switchyard Brewery after Governor Eric Holcomb shut down all restaurants and bars to in-person patrons during the 2020 Covid-19/Coronavirus emergency, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Switchyard laid off all its workers after Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb gave an order to close all bars and restaurants to in-person dining in Indiana. Many local restaurants and bars have closed, and laid off most or all of their workers. Bloomington, which is a Big Ten college town, relies heavily on the service industry to provide jobs. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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