In only weeks, a new normal has emerged for Americans. The coronavirus pandemic has introduced new words and phrases into the national lexicon—like social distancing and flatten the curve. Protective masks and gloves are becoming a familiar sight. Streets, restaurants and schools stand empty. Transportation and travel have also slowed as Arizonans increasingly self-isolate to avoid spreading or contracting the coronavirus. But, even in the midst of a pandemic, travel continues.
A3 Montellano, a cashier at a Tucson Chevron, wears a protective mask and gloves. Montellano says aside from regulars, fewer people have been entering the convenience store since the outbreak of the coronavirus. (Monica Spencer/MesaCC Legend)
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Mesa, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is the Photo Editor for The Mesa Legend, a staff writer for Only In Your State, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post.
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