March 19, 2020: Los Angeles, CA
Due to the Coronavirus, cities across America have placed restrictions on their citizens and their ability to freely associate. Many are under forced quarantines. In Orange County, CA, all public and private gatherings outside a single household are now banned – including work. San Francisco is under indefinite “lockdown” (joining Italy, France, Spain, and Belgium) – although cannabis dispensaries have been deemed “essential” and allowed to stay open. Most schools have closed indefinitely. Courts have shut down most of their operations. Widespread looting has been reported, and there are long lines at gun stores. Police departments are intentionally making fewer arrests. Regular household products like toilet and milk are sold out at many stores.