March 25, 2020
On March 17, 2020, trees are seen in bloom in the Rose Garden of the White House. Normally an exciting time when tourists flock the nation’s capital to get a glimpse of the city’s famous Cherry Blossoms Park, the US Capital is attempting to cut visits to the park due to the coronavirus. Trees covered in cherry blossoms have been isolated by yellow police tape along the tidal basin, as officials say the expected crowds make it impossible for individuals to stay at least two meters from each other (what health officials have advised). Instead, officials have directed people to view the cherry blossoms on the live “bloom” video online.
(Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)