Photos: Houston's most popular places become stark, empty scenes during outbreak
Houston's favorite gathering places have become empty. Malls, museums and entertainment venues take on a different look as residents trade going out for posting Facebook photos of themselves staying in.
"What did you do over the weekend?" becomes a less intriguing question as stay-at-home orders are issued across the Houston area. In Harris and Galveston counties, residents should only leave their homes for essential jobs, to buy essential supplies or to go to the park. Even at these places, officials recommend keeping a safe social distance of at least six feet.
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The Houston Chronicle's cameras captured families enjoying Galveston's beaches last week - public access to the beach is still open, but facilities like bathrooms were closed, and Galveston has asked the public to avoid visiting the island for now.
Take a look at Houston's downtown tunnels, museum district, the Kemah Boardwalk and more in the photos above.
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