During the coronavirus pandemic and its resulting shutdowns, Rivard Report photographers have chronicled San Antonio and its residents as everyone adapts to a different way of life. 

Each week, we’ll share our most meaningful images as a visual account of San Antonio’s new normal.

Workers at the River City Care Center remove and replace bed linens as the facility prepares to shelter only COVID-19 diagnosed patients. Credit: Scott Ball / Rivard Report
A sign posted outside on a residential lawn near Rittiman Road encourages social distancing and staying at home. Credit: Scott Ball / Rivard Report
Highlands High School senior Jagger Torres stands in front of her home in her graduation robes. With school campuses closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year, it’s unclear how or whether graduation ceremonies will be held. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report
Mary (left) and Manuel Peche wave to friends and family driving by to celebrate the Peches’ 70th wedding anniversary outside of Kaulbach Assisted Living at Morningside Ministries, where Manuel Peche lives. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report
Two people take to the outdoors at Pearsall Park, which was mostly empty on April 14, 2020. Credit: Scott Ball / Rivard Report
Mayor Ron Nirenberg wears a mask during a City Council meeting Thursday. A local order requiring people to wear masks in public indoor spaces went into effect Monday, April 20. Credit: Iris Dimmick / Rivard Report
Los Otros Murals duo Nik Soupe and Shek Vega work on completing a mural near North St. Mary’s Street. Credit: Scott Ball / Rivard Report
Despite officials’ orders to maintain social distance, a crowd gathers to board a VIA Metropolitan Transit bus at the intersection of North New Braunfels Avenue and East Houston Street. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report

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An aerial view of the San Antonio Food Bank's "mega distribution" site Friday shows vehicles lined up by the hundreds in the Alamodome parking lot to pick up two weeks' worth of groceries.
An aerial view of the San Antonio Food Bank’s “mega distribution” site shows vehicles lined up by the hundreds in the Alamodome parking lot Friday to pick up two weeks’ worth of groceries. Credit: Logan Riely for the Rivard Report
A photographer takes photos of a subject in the Confluence Park pavilion, disregarding a sign notifying the public that the pavilion is closed until further notice. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report
Shaun, 15, and Isaiah, 16, along with their father, Gilbert Guzman, play baseball at Olmos Basin Park on Friday, April 17, 2020. Credit: Scott Ball / Rivard Report
Bonnie Arbittier

Bonnie Arbittier

Bonnie Arbittier is a photojournalist raised in upstate New York and rural Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Fine Arts and French. After completing...