As we push forward into a new year, here’s a look at the pandemic in Sussex County in 2020, including the pain, the hope and the perseverance.
Ever since March brought the first shutdowns — intended to slow the spread of this respiratory disease — COVID-19 has impacted almost every part of our lives. ‘Virtual’ schooling, work, concerts, church services, meals and funerals came first. ‘Drive-through’ dining, trick-or-treating, baby showers and birthdays quickly followed.
Parks, schools, beaches and town halls all had a turn being closed (and many still are). Some businesses have suffered great loss, while others ran on hyperdrive. Thousands of teachers and families had to figure out an education plan that flips the traditional classroom on its head. And COVID-19 was the backdrop as citizens stood in long lines on Election Day or demonstrated for Black Lives Matter.
Through the uncertainty and loss — it feels like everyone’s lost something, big or small — we push forward to keep living, one way or another.
Osias family gives groceries
Business road sign offers hope to drivers
Remote learning on laptop
Indian River High School Graduation 2020
Curbside delivery at South Bethany Seafood 2
Physical distancing sign in Bethany
Blue Water Grill alfresco
IR Boys' Soccer vs. Newark Charter School - State Champs
Grocery store social distancing
Clayton Theater closed
Frankford Park padlock
Selbyville Town Council in masks 2
Laptops for IR- Assistant Principal Bennett Murray at JMC
IRHS Back to School 2020 science
Neighbors sing Happy Birthday
Curative testing trailer in Bethany
Candy Kitchen 'Be Safe'
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