Postponement notices dot the show bills at The Historic Everett Theatre. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Postponement notices dot the show bills at The Historic Everett Theatre. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

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Gallery: Locked down, socially distant in Snohomish County

Daily Herald photographers share their images of life during the weeks-long stay-home order.

Deserted streets and empty places. Canceled plans and banned spaces. Time spent alone. Time spent apart.

In this most unusual of times, Daily Herald photographers have been chronicling our socially distanced lives during the COVID-19 epidemic. Here’s a glimpse of what they’ve seen.

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