Tag Archives: COVID-19

Empty

The desolate downtown and Arts District are photographed on Day 10 of a statewide quarantine for COVID-19 in Las Vegas. The notorious Fremont Street Experience is closed off to pedestrian traffic and security guards stand by. Local artists have painted plywood that boards small businesses’ window fronts. Southern Nevada hunkers down for what I only fear is the beginning of the new normal.

Ronda Churchill is a freelance photojournalist available for hire worldwide. You can follow her on Instagram @rondachurchill

24 No More

While the world holds its breath, reality infects the people of Las Vegas with the truth that we are in the grasp of a pandemic. What once was a passing thought of bad luck for a town in China across the world dealing with a virus that sounds more like an adult beverage, is now a great fear. Our hometown, a showy 24-hour city, has gone dark.

Nevada is officially in a State of Emergency, and on Tuesday evening Governor Steve Sisolak ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses, which includes all casinos.

Workers are ordered to stay home, and the city cashes out. Only a handful of stranded tourists, homeless population and journalists remain on Las Vegas’ most famous 4 miles of road. The following photos were shot on Day 1 of the governor’s order.

Ronda Churchill is a freelance photojournalist available for hire worldwide. You can follow her on Instagram @rondachurchill