GALLERY: 27 photos of Georgetown in midst of 'Stay Safe Stay Home' order

Few cars drove through the Square at 5 p.m. April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Few cars drove through the Square at 5 p.m. April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Few cars drove through the Square at 5 p.m. April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Cianfrani coffee shop located on the Georgetown Square was closed April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Several stores near the Georgetown Square were closed April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Those who were out made sure to maintain six-feet of distance while talking on the Georgetown Square April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Southwestern University students were sent home to finish the semester through distance learning. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Southwestern University buildings were closed April 1 after sending students home to finish the semester through distance learning. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Southwestern University outdoor bulletin boards had few massages on it as the university closed due to coronavirus. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Southwestern University quad remained quiet as students were sent home early due to the coronavirus. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Many stores, including Sip 'n Stain, on the Georgetown Square remain closed April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Few people could be seen walking on the Georgetown Square April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Roots Bistro on the Square is offering curbside pickup, takeout and third-party delivery during the coronavirus pandemic (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Mesquite Creek Outfitters was closed April 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Georgetown Square was quiet April 1 as people were ordered to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Burger University on the Georgetown Square was closed April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Most businesses were closed April 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Williamson County Courthouse grounds were quiet at the center of the Georgetown Square at 5 p.m. on April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Few cars drove through the Georgetown Square along Austin Avenue at 5 p.m. April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Many stores were closed on the Georgetown Square April 1, including Ken'z Guitars. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Most shops were closed on the Georgetown Square April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Most shops were closed on the Georgetown Square April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Activity was sparse on Eighth Street in downtown Georgetown April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Most shops were closed on the Georgetown Square April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Most shops were closed on the Georgetown Square April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Cars were few and far between at the Wolf Ranch Town Center in front of Old Navy April 1. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The city of Georgetown closed Blue Hold Park April 2 to enforce social distancing practices. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Georgetown remained relatively quiet April 1 as people were ordered to stay home as much as possible to due coronavirs. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Mesquite Creek Outfitters was closed April 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Ali Linan/Community Impact Newspaper)
On March 24, the Williamson County Stay Safe Stay Home order closed most college campuses, stores and restaurants in the area, issuing requirements that individuals only leave their homes for essential trips to help contain the spread of coronavirus. The order is in effect through April 13 but will likely be extended, County Judge Bill Gravell said April 1.


After 10 days of self-quarantine, here are photos taken April 1 of a quiet Georgetown in the midst of a pandemic.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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