Residents of Milan, Michigan, are adopting a new nightly ritual as the community struggles to cope with social distancing.

At 7 p.m., folks stop what they’re doing to step outside into the fresh air, wave hello to their neighbors and enjoy human interaction after spending the day huddled in their homes to shield against the coronavirus.

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New to this group! I am a photographer in Fort Payne, AL and captured the effects of COVID-19 near us. Thought I’d share!

Amazing Grace Photography added 46 new photos to the album: Life during COVID-19.

Over the past several days I have noticed & captured through pictures how life has changed around us. Shelves empty. Stores slow, and hours lessened. Gloves on gas pumps. Ball fields empty. Schools empty. Parks closed. Recreation and community centers closed to the public. Museums closed. Restaurants that are normally packed out, closed completely or only open via drive through or curbside pickup. Funeral homes closed to the public. Events cancelled. Gyms empty. Movie theaters closed. Grocery stores slower at normal busier times. Church held via technology.

We as a community, took so much for granted about being able to go and do as we pleased… always being able to find what we needed when we needed it. This has been a real eye opener, for me personally.

I hope when all of this is over, we never take a handshake for granted. May we always look up at ball field lights and be grateful to be under them. May we appreciate the roar of the crowd at a concert. May we always be thankful for being able to walk into church on Sunday morning and lift our hands, and then going into our favorite restaurant after the sermon is over.

For me, when you really look at these pictures, it puts into perspective the times we are living in.

Pray for our medical workers – NURSES, DOCTORS, TECHS. Pray for our retail workers, & our truck drivers. Pray for our leaders. Pray for those sick and affected by this pandemic. Pray for everyone that is doing their part to keep our society going. Pray for every small business affected. Pray for our country. Pray for our world.

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To try and add some positivity to this group, we’re going to start posting a “smile of the day.” We encourage you to submit your own stories/photos/videos/quotes as well.

Here’s today’s: This couple decided to recreate the cruise they could have had during the coronavirus outbreak.

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