PHOTOS: Scenes of Montgomery County as residents deal with stay-at-home order

All nonessential businesses throughout the county, including in downtown Conroe, have been closed. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
All nonessential businesses throughout the county, including in downtown Conroe, have been closed. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

All nonessential businesses throughout the county, including in downtown Conroe, have been closed. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Onlookers watch as paramedics arrive at the Conservatory at Alden Bridge on March 31. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The parking lot of The Woodlands Mall sits almost entirely empty March 30 after its closure March 26. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Docks alongside Lake Conroe's Waterpoint Marina remain empty March 25, despite the spring weather. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The trails of William Goodrich Jones State Forest stand empty April 3. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The playground in Cedar Brake Park in Montgomery is closed as of April 3. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The playground in Cedar Brake Park in Montgomery is closed as of April 3. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Conroe ISD has closed all schools until May 4, including Conroe High School. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Montgomery County Veterans Memorial put up signs saying "Hope is not cancelled," according to Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The parking lot of the Waterpoint Marina sits empty March 25. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Despite the warming weather, trails at William Goodrich Jones State Forest stand mostly empty April 3 with notices posted. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Paramedics arrive at the Conservatory at Alden Bridge on March 31, where all three of the deaths related to COVD-19 have occurred in Montgomery County as of April 3. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Montgomery County Fair was canceled March 12 by Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County roads and places of interest are notably emptier, despite the warming spring weather. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak and Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough's stay-at-home order, effective March 27 through April 30, have replaced residents on the streets of one of the fastest-growing areas in the country with silence.
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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