Photo essay – The view from Parker, Colo.

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Bill Caylor

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Bill Caylor
Parker, Colo. – COVID-19 has affected business, smaller businesses like Fika being hit the hardest.
A sign has been taped to the front of the door limiting the number of people, and all of the tables and chairs have been reorganized to close off certain areas of the store.
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Parker, Colo. – While schools across the nation have been either been cancelled or transitioned to online formats, some try to help people look at a more positive outlook, as Prairie Crossing Elementary School demonstrates with their school announcement board.
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Parker, Colo. – Last month gas prices on average was around $2.55, since the pandemic that number has dropped to $1.936 the lowest since 1993 (according to AAA.com’s gas prices as of April 3, 2020).
Here people are taking advantage of the gas prices now before they either increase the price to the gallon or a national shutdown creates a surplus of gas and in turn decrease the price further.
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Highlands Ranch, Colo. – Health care workers are working around the clock in multiple states aside from Colorado, though with revenue dropping due to cancelled non-emergencies, some are being let go, other taking pay cuts, or being reassigned to positions outside of their expertise.
Just another reminder that throughout the pandemic crisis we should thank these people by social distancing and following guidelines in an effort to flatten the curve.
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Parker, Colo. – While limits to “essential” items like hand sanitizer and toilet paper have been made, others have found methods to creating those essential items.
For example, 190 proof alcohol & Aloe Vera gel when combined can provide more than enough hand sanitizer to last for months, saving people more money than what the equal amount would cost.
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Parker, Colo. – What was about a buzzing town has become one of the many ghost towns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some businesses have shuttered, while others have turned to take out and online ordering in an effort to ease the worries of paying leases and salaries for workers.