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Business Unusual at the Market

The following “Business Unusual” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. With current mandates for all non-essential businesses to close, business is anything but usual in Maryland. In the Business Unusual series, MdHS is asking business employees, owners, customers, passers-by and neighborhood residents to visually share their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis.

Thursday, April 9, 2020 – On this day, Anonymous from Hagerstown shared the photos below:

For many of those non-essential workers who are house-bound, the only time they can escape the confines of the home is to go to the grocery store. The photos shown here illustrate how even these more routine of visits have changed in the weeks since Marylanders began to shelter in place. Masks are now required, and gloves are the norm, as are one-way aisles, and six-foot separations at the checkout line.

Woman in car wearing face mask
Photo courtesy of Anonymous
Arrow markers in aisle
Photo courtesy of Anonymous
Grocery cart in check out line
Photo courtesy of Anonymous

Please note: The views, information, and opinions expressed and shared on the underbelly through the Collecting in Quarantine project do not necessarily represent those of the Maryland Historical Society. Our staff does not verify for accuracy the information contained within these submissions. We also do not edit the content beyond minor modifications for formatting or to remove personally identifying information, if applicable. The primary purpose of this series, with the permission of contributors, is to share and collect the experiences of Marylanders living through quarantine at this moment in time.

To learn more about the Collecting in Quarantine project and how to share a story and/or photos of your own, click here.