Maybe one of the best ways to show how the Coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting our little corner of the world is this picture of downtown New Hampton taken around 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Because bars are closed and restaurants can only provide carryout and delivery meals, Main Street is almost deserted.

A whole new world

We’re learning on the fly as the area deals with Coronavirus pandemic

By day, it almost seemed normal. Folks were out and about, going to work, getting groceries and doing those day-to-day things like filling up with gas and grabbing a cup of coffee or a bottle of pop. 

Granted, if you drove by an elementary school, the absence of kids on the playground was a hint that these weren’t normal times.

But it was the evenings that really told us we were dealing with a public health crisis like we’ve never seen before.

For more on this story see the March 24 Tribune.

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