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.

San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood leads an April 29 media tour of the Freeman Coliseum’s overflow coronavirus care area and a facility to decontaminate personal protective equipment. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report
The Covid Drive Up mobile testing lab is parked at the Buck & Doe’s Mercantile parking lot to test patients for the coronavirus on April 29. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report
UT Health San Antonio medical graduates Lulu Wang and Joy Tsai visit Denman Estate Park on April 30 to take photographs of Wang in her cap and gown, which she will be unable to wear during a formal ceremony due to restrictions on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Scott Ball / Rivard Report
Barista Cullen Ogden (right) at Local Coffee at the South Texas Medical Center takes a customer’s order behind a plastic shield on April 30. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report
A sheriff’s deputy lowers the flag outside the Bexar County Adult Detention Center to half-staff after the coronavirus-related death of Deputy Timothy De La Fuente, who worked in the jail, on April 30. Credit: Bonnie Arbittier / Rivard Report
Shoppers take to the stores May 1, the first day of the new orders set by Gov. Greg Abbott under which retail locations were permitted to open at 25 percent capacity. Credit: Scott Ball / Rivard Report
Seniors from Warren High School decorate their vehicles with the school colors of the colleges they will be attending as part of a parade on May 1. Credit: Scott Ball / Rivard Report
A shopper crosses an empty plaza inside the Ingram Park Mall on Saturday after malls in Texas were allowed to reopen Friday.
A shopper inside the Ingram Park Mall on May 2 after malls in Texas were allowed to reopen. Credit: Iris Dimmick / Rivard Report

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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...