Saturday, April 4, 2020, should have marked the Washington Capitals’ final game of the regular season. The Capitals were supposed to tangle with the Florida Panthers in Sunrise. Instead, a worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 suspended the NHL season on March 12 with no end in sight. Since then, almost every state in the United States has ordered a shelter in place order.
Capitals Radio’s Ben Raby drove downtown and captured photos of what a ghost town Washington DC, has become.
Photos: Ben Raby/Capitals Radio
During a normal game night, the sidewalks would be packed with Capitals fans and cars would line the streets. Instead, there is nothing. It’s as if it’s a scene from a sci-fi movie.
People are staying at home to not spread or contract the virus. That’s a good thing. But it doesn’t make this moment in time any less strange.