Tens of millions of New Yorkers and Californians adjusted to a new phase in the coronavirus crisis in the United States on Friday - staying inside or making excursions while keeping six feet (two meters) away from each other following state orders for all non-essential workers to remain indoors.
Imposing tough new restrictions, the orders limit the activity of up to 60 million people in two of the most populous states but allow businesses to provide essential services and goods such as food, medicines and electricity and water.
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In New York City's Central Park, several bikers and joggers were on the pathways, mostly alone but a few in pairs.
"It's real and it's scary, I hate it," said physical therapist Kerry Cashin, 49, of the stay-at-home order. "I feel like I always knew it was going to go this way, but it made me scared."
Just two dozen people milled outside Hollywood's Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the home of the Oscars, an area normally teeming with hundreds of tourists.
Zane Alexander, 27, said he was on his way to pick up his last paycheck "until lord knows when." He had been working on a medical marijuana dispensary's street team, a job that normally had him outside. Alexander said he was told Thursday evening the street team was disbanded until further notice.
"It's totally understandable," Alexander said, but added "I sure wish it weren't the case."
Retiree Jerry Rasmussen, 73, sat on a sunny public bench reading the San Francisco Chronicle in the city's central neighborhood of Cole Valley, with hand sanitizer, gloves and a mask beside him.
"I figure being outdoors like this is pretty safe, as long as I'm not too close to anyone," he said.