GALLERY: 20 photos of Pflugerville while residents shelter in place

Pflugerville closed all city playscapes, pavilions and sports courts March 22. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Pflugerville closed all city playscapes, pavilions and sports courts March 22. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

Pflugerville closed all city playscapes, pavilions and sports courts March 22. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)

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West Pecan Coffee + Beer, located in downtown Pflugerville, currently offers takeout orders amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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American flags hang in the middle of an empty downtown April 7. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Pflugerville's Main Street Plaza is pictured here, empty, on April 7. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Just off Railroad Avenue in Pflugerville, Brookhollow Elementary School's marquee promotes March events. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Brookhollow Elementary School's playground is pictured here in mid-morning on a Tuesday, when children would typically be in school. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Electronic messages at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville reference students' tentative spring break return date. School closures have extended state-wide through May 4. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Windermere Center sits virtually empty of shoppers. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Pfinesse Salon is one of several businesses located off Pecan Street that are temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Broth & Basil, located in Stone Hill Town Center, advertises takeout services to customers. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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BonBons Rolled Ice Cream in Stone Hill Town Center is temporarily closed until further notice. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A strip of shops, primarily spas and salons, is temporarily closed in Pflugerville's Stone Hill Town Center. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Shogun Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar promotes curbside pickup and delivery services through posted signs on the exterior of its building. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center is temporarily closed until further notice. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A sign posted to the front door of Cinemark, turning away patrons. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Promotional movie posters outside of Cinemark advertise movies that premiered in March, prior to Travis County's shelter in place orders. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Nothing Bundt Cakes now offers curbside pickup through a makeshift outdoor counter. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Construction continues on Project Charm off Pecan Street in Pflugerville. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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St. Mary Missionary Baptist Church promotes its Facebook Live Sunday services. (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Outside Baylor Scott & White Clinic — Pflugerville, a sign reads "heroes work here." (Kelsey Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
On an 80-degree April day, many Pflugerville residents would typically be seen out on city trails and strolling through boutiques, enjoying recess on the playground or picking up a mid-morning coffee downtown.

However, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the streets of Pflugerville are nearly vacant, with nonessential businesses temporarily shuttered and grocery stores experiencing an influx of customer demands. Makeshift curbside pickups have cropped up outside of local restaurants, with folding tables enforcing 6-foot barriers between employees and customers.


At West Pecan Coffee + Beer in downtown Pflugerville, the front door remains propped open. An employee wearing a mask is serving to-go orders to patrons. Outside, a hand-drawn heart accompanies the following message: "We love you Pflugerville."

The marquees of Pflugerville ISD campuses are perpetually stuck in the past, adorned with messages referencing March field trips and classes resuming April 6 following an extended spring break. But following state directives, students will not step foot on campus again until May 4 at the earliest.

As residents stay in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, here is a photo gallery of the sights and scenes happening in Pflugerville.
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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