In the past week, the coronavirus has dramatically changed life in the San Diego region. From city council meetings to closed schoolyards, photojournalist Zoë Meyers has been capturing news and events that show how our community has been transformed. 

Ryu Tomita skates in the empty San Diego Unified School District parking lot, March 19, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
Post-its mark where people can sit during a San Diego City Council meeting on March 17, 2020.
San Diego City Council holds a special meeting to ratify Mayor Faulconer’s state of emergency declaration in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, March 17, 2020. Councilmembers Ward, Sherman and Gomez met in council chambers and the remaining phoned in to the meeting.
During an afternoon downpour people take shelter outside of the San Diego Central Library, March 18, 2020. Homeless shelters in San Diego County are temorarily suspending new intakes over COVID-19 concerns. On a rainy afternoon people take shelter outside of the San Diego Central Library, March 18, 2020. Homeless shelters in San Diego County are temorarily suspending new intakes over COVID-19 concerns. A homeless person holds a flyer that was handed out to people taking shelter outside of the San Diego Central Library, March 18, 2020. Homeless shelters in San Diego County are temorarily suspending new intakes over COVID-19 concerns. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
A homeless person holds a flyer that was handed out to people taking shelter outside of the San Diego Central Library, March 18, 2020. Homeless shelters in San Diego County are temporarily suspending new intakes over COVID-19 concerns. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
Marcel Williams stands outside of the San Diego Central Library, where he and dozens of others took shelter from the rain on Wednesday March 18, 2020.
On a rainy afternoon people take shelter outside of the San Diego Central Library, March 18, 2020.
The shelves in an aisle for home care items such as toilet paper are empty at a Vons market in San Diego, March 19, 2020.
A chain is locked in front of the entrance to Padres Pub in San Diego’s gaslamp quarter, March 18, 2020. Bars and restaurants across the city are closed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Alice Birney kindergarten gate remains locked as schools are closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, March 19, 2020.
The schoolyard at Alice Birney Elementary School in San Diego is empty on Thursday afternoon, March 19, 2020. (Zoë Meyers/inewsource)
At a San Diego County news conference, spots are marked to show where officials should stand to remain at a safe distance apart, March 19, 2020.
San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher speaks at a COVID-19 press conference with Chairman Greg Cox and local health officials, March 19, 2020.
A sign outside the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego says, “The curtain will rise again,” March 17, 2020.

Zoë Meyers is a photo and video journalist at inewsource. Zoë loves working as a visual journalist because it gives her the privilege of witnessing moments in people's personal lives and in our community that can enhance our understanding of important stories. When she's not behind the camera,...