Sign(s) of the Times

Written by Theresa-Marie Wilson

Theresa-Maria Wilson has been a journalist covering the North Coast and South County area for over 20 years. She is also the founder of Cat Noir CC and is currently working on a novel.

April 11, 2020

The threat of COVID-19 continues to have impacts around the world as well as locally. From restaurants closed to dine-in customers to blocked off roads, many things taken for granted are now something people miss and long to do.

Bay Theater

All movie theaters across the state were forced to shutdown during shelter at home orders.


Morro Bay resident Ann Reisner sent us this photo of someone closing the Town of Harmony, located on Hwy 1 north of Cayucos, due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The tiny hamlet famously with a population of 18, is privately owned and could be the only town in California where ‘shelter at home’ emptied the whole place. But it is perhaps an example of how far the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic reaches.

State Park rd

The road to Morro Bay State Park was blocked off after California State Parks announced that it closed vehicle access to all 280 state parks due to the coronavirus outbreak.

A digital sign reminds people entering Montano de Oro do practice social distancing.

Community members can still support their favorite eateries, but call-in orders and curbside pickup are the new dining out.

Farmers Market

The weekly farmers market in Baywood lets only 50 people in at a time and pedestrian traffic is one way. There is also hand sanitizer and gloves at one of the entries.


John, an employee at Albertson’s in Morro Bay, wipes down shopping carts before offering them to customers.

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