As states issued stay-at-home orders to stem the coronavirus outbreak, many people chose instead to congregate in public places.
Gabriel H. Sanchez
Posted on March 23, 2020, at 4:32 p.m. ET
Englewood Beach in Charlotte County, Florida, is crowded on March 20.
People visit Clearwater Beach in Clearwater, Florida, March 20. The city of Clearwater declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic and ordered all its public beaches to close at 11:59 p.m. on March 20.
People walk on the boardwalk in the South of Fifth neighborhood in Miami Beach, March 22. The city has closed all parks and beaches due to COVID-19; however, the boardwalk is open for people to exercise.
People flock to Central Park in New York City, March 22.
Pedestrians, some wearing face masks, walk around Griffith Park near the Hollywood sign, March 22. California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a stay-at-home order for the state's 40 million residents to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Indian Creek Village Police patrol the Haulover Sandbar at Miami Beach, March 22.
Englewood Beach in Charlotte County, Florida, March 20.
People gather in New York City's Astoria Park, March 21.
People ride their bikes in Huntington Beach, California, March 21.
A surfer waits for a chance to cross a crowded bike path in Venice, California, March 21.
People walk around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, to see this year's cherry blossoms despite the coronavirus outbreak, March 21.
People jog in New York City's Central Park, March 20.
People enjoy the day at Central Park, March 21.
People at New York City's Union Square Greenmarket, March 21.
People gather at sunset at Seattle's Golden Gardens Park, March 21.
Local residents exercise in Miami, March 22.
People gather at Daytona Beach, Florida, March 20.
Spring breakers play volleyball at Daytona Beach, Florida, March 20.
Pedestrians run on the Harvard Bridge in Boston, March 20.
Pedestrians walk on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, March 20.
Customers order from a takeout window in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami, March 20.
People visit the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC, March 20.
Gabriel H. Sanchez is the Senior Photo Essay Editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York City.
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