Metro Detroit Streets Eerily Empty During Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

WWJ News
March 23, 2020 - 4:20 pm

Popular gathering spots and landmarks of metro Detroit are void of auto and pedestrian traffic on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 as Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an order for all residents to stay home in Michigan due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 Coronavirus.

Those who wish can still go out to get groceries, medicines and other essential supplies, but the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order is directing most businesses in the state to temporarily suspend in-person operations. Get full details on what this order means.

Officials believe these measures will buy time for our health care system to gradually treat those infected with Covid-19. 

Rosa Parks Transit Center Detroit
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Few patrons get on and off buses at the Rosa Parks Transit Center on the west end of Downtown Detroit. 

Spirit of Detroit and Renaissance Center

A lone pedestrian walks by the Spirit of Detroit statue at the Coleman A. Young Municipal Center near the Renaissance Center.

Detroit Greektown

Patrons are few and far between at shops and restaurants along Monroe St. in Greektown.

Empty Jefferson Avenue Detroit Coronavirus Stay Home Order

Traffic is non-existent along Jefferson Ave. near Hart Plaza.

La Gloria Bakery in Southwest Detroit

La Gloria bakery near Mexicantown / Southwest Detroit was open, but with reduced hours. 

Eastern Market Detroit

Many trucks and workers were busy loading goods into Eastern Market for shoppers that may not visit for some time. 

Potbelly and Starbucks near Campus Martius Park Detroit

Nobody is in sight at the Potbelly Sandwich Shop and Starbucks Coffee near Campus Martius Park. 

Supino's Pizzeria Eastern Market Closed During Coronavirus Covid-19 Outbreak

Popular eateries in Eastern Market are locked up tight. 

Businesses Along Woodward Avenue Detroit

Bars and restaurants along Woodward Ave. display signs instructing customers of their carry-out options. 

Wayne State University Welcome Center

The Wayne State University Welcome Center is empty as campuses across the country are closed until further notice.

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