Photos show an emotional 2020 as San Antonio withstood a year like no other

Photos show an emotional 2020 as San Antonio withstood a year like no other


SAN ANTONIOThis was a yr in contrast to another. Discover extra tales wrapping up 2020 right here.

It’s been mentioned 100 instances earlier than, and it’ll be mentioned a thousand instances extra: 2020 was a wild yr, stuffed with emotion, chaos, misery and likewise a craving for hope.

San Antonians have been first gripped with the onset of the coronavirus disaster when evacuees from China and passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise touched down in Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for quarantine in February.

Now, on this final week of 2020, the pandemic stays. Truly, the county’s COVID-19 threat stage is worsening, regardless of the hope {that a} vaccine will halt the pandemic that’s killed greater than 334,000 Individuals.

However between February and now, locals have been additionally confronted with a nationwide reckoning over racial injustice, the publicity of financial disparities in underserved communities and the introduction of social distancing.

  • Timeline: Each main COVID-19 growth in San Antonio because the begin of the pandemic
  • 2020 in pictures: AP pictures seize chaos, sorrow amid pandemic, protests, catastrophes

The next pictures present how San Antonio proceeded in the course of the tumultuous yr, from an empty River Stroll, to packed H-E-Bs, to unity following the demise of George Floyd, to lengthy strains at voting facilities.

Grand Princess cruise ship evacuees arrive at JBSA-Lackland on March 10, 2020. (KSAT)
In this March 17, 2020, image, a medical worker tests a person for the coronavirus at a drive-thru facility in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
On this March 17, 2020, picture, a medical employee checks an individual for the coronavirus at a drive-thru facility in San Antonio. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual, File) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
In this March 24, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian passes a business that closed temporarily in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
On this March 24, 2020, file photograph, a pedestrian passes a enterprise that closed briefly in San Antonio. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual, File) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
H-E-B lines wrapped around buildings on March 24, 2020, after San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg explained stores will stay open amid the "Stay Home, Work Safe" order period.
H-E-B strains wrapped round buildings on March 24, 2020, after San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg defined shops will keep open amid the “Keep Dwelling, Work Protected” order interval. (KSAT)
Cyclists pass the Majestic Theater in a mostly empty downtown San Antonio, Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Cyclists cross the Majestic Theater in a largely empty downtown San Antonio, Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Restaurants are empty on the river walk on April 1, 2020 in downtown San Antonio, Texas, during a stay at home order amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)
Eating places are empty on the river stroll on April 1, 2020 in downtown San Antonio, Texas, throughout a keep at house order amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Picture by Mark Felix / AFP) (Picture by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP through Getty Photos) (Getty Photos)
Restaurants and hotels are empty on the river walk on April 1, 2020 in downtown San Antonio, Texas, during a stay at home order amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Mark Felix / AFP) (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)
Eating places and motels are empty on the river stroll on April 1, 2020 in downtown San Antonio, Texas, throughout a keep at house order amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Picture by Mark Felix / AFP) (Picture by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP through Getty Photos) (Getty Photos)
A resident is removed from the Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in San Antonio, Friday, April 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A resident is faraway from the Southeast Nursing and Rehabilitation Heart in San Antonio, Friday, April 3, 2020. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
A sign along a highway in San Antonio urges people to keep their distance during the COVID-19 outbreak, Friday, April 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
An indication alongside a freeway in San Antonio urges folks to maintain their distance in the course of the COVID-19 outbreak, Friday, April 3, 2020. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
San Antonio Food Bank mega distribution at Trader's Village on April 9, 2020. Workers handed out more than 1 million pounds of food to about 6,000 families amid the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis.
San Antonio Meals Financial institution mega distribution at Dealer’s Village on April 9, 2020. Staff handed out greater than 1 million kilos of meals to about 6,000 households amid the coronavirus pandemic and financial disaster. (KSAT)
Pastor Albert "Gonzo" Gonzales stands on a flat-bed truck as his church holds Easter services in the parking log in San Antonio, Sunday, April 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Pastor Albert “Gonzo” Gonzales stands on a flat-bed truck as his church holds Easter companies within the parking log in San Antonio, Sunday, April 12, 2020. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
The San Antonio Food Bank held a mega distribution on Friday, April 17, 2020, at the Alamodome.
The San Antonio Meals Financial institution held a mega distribution on Friday, April 17, 2020, on the Alamodome. (KSAT)
San Antonio photographer Sophia Mattos captured photos of an empty downtown on Saturday, April 18, 2020, which would have been the first Saturday of Fiesta if not for the coronavirus pandemic.
San Antonio photographer Sophia Mattos captured pictures of an empty downtown on Saturday, April 18, 2020, which might have been the primary Saturday of Fiesta if not for the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy, Sophia Mattos)
San Antonio photographer Sophia Mattos captured photos of an empty downtown on Saturday, April 18, 2020, which would have been the first Saturday of Fiesta if not for the coronavirus pandemic.
San Antonio photographer Sophia Mattos captured pictures of an empty downtown on Saturday, April 18, 2020, which might have been the primary Saturday of Fiesta if not for the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy, Sophia Mattos)
San Antonio photographer Sophia Mattos captured photos of an empty downtown on Saturday, April 18, 2020, which would have been the first Saturday of Fiesta if not for the coronavirus pandemic.
San Antonio photographer Sophia Mattos captured pictures of an empty downtown on Saturday, April 18, 2020, which might have been the primary Saturday of Fiesta if not for the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy, Sophia Mattos)
Lighted rooms at the Marriott River Walk form a heart to honor medical workers and other essential workers, in downtown San Antonio, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. San Antonio remains under stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 outbreak and residents are required to wear face coverings or masks whenever in public. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Lighted rooms on the Marriott River Stroll kind a coronary heart to honor medical staff and different important staff, in downtown San Antonio, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. San Antonio stays underneath stay-at-home orders because of the COVID-19 outbreak and residents are required to put on face coverings or masks every time in public. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
A man wears a face mask as he leaves a business that remains open in downtown San Antonio, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A person wears a face masks as he leaves a enterprise that continues to be open in downtown San Antonio, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Shoppers wearing face protection ride an escalator at Ingram Park Mall in San Antonio, Friday, May 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Consumers sporting face safety trip an escalator at Ingram Park Mall in San Antonio, Friday, Could 1, 2020. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Alamo Heights Baptist Church pastor Bobby Contreras, left, and his wife Hannah, work to clean, sanitize and prepare the church for services this Sunday, in San Antonio, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Alamo Heights Baptist Church pastor Bobby Contreras, left, and his spouse Hannah, work to scrub, sanitize and put together the church for companies this Sunday, in San Antonio, Wednesday, Could 6, 2020. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller made a flyover of San Antonio to bless the city on Monday, May 11, 2020.
Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller made a flyover of San Antonio to bless town on Monday, Could 11, 2020. (KSAT)
Thunderbirds flew over San Antonio to thank front line responders to the coronavirus pandemic on May 13, 2020.
Thunderbirds flew over San Antonio to thank entrance line responders to the coronavirus pandemic on Could 13, 2020.
People wearing face masks for protection against COVID-19 pass a business that has reopened in San Antonio, Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Folks sporting face masks for defense towards COVID-19 cross a enterprise that has reopened in San Antonio, Thursday, Could 14, 2020. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Jerry A Mann, second from right, is held by his grandmother, Sylvia Rubio, as he is tested for COVID-19 by the San Antonio Fire Department at a free walk-up test site set up to help underserved and minority communities in San Antonio, Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Jerry A Mann, second from proper, is held by his grandmother, Sylvia Rubio, as he’s examined for COVID-19 by the San Antonio Hearth Division at a free walk-up check web site set as much as assist underserved and minority communities in San Antonio, Thursday, Could 14, 2020. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
San Antonio Police Department Senior Crime Scene Investigator Robert Rackley collects evidence at the site where the Alamo Cenotaph was vandalized with spray paint in San Antonio, Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
San Antonio Police Division Senior Crime Scene Investigator Robert Rackley collects proof on the web site the place the Alamo Cenotaph was vandalized with spray paint in San Antonio, Friday, Could 29, 2020. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
A group of armed men stood guard in front of the Alamo Cenotaph after it was vandalized with spray paint in the early hours of Friday, May 29, 2020.
A bunch of armed males stood guard in entrance of the Alamo Cenotaph after it was vandalized with spray paint within the early hours of Friday, Could 29, 2020. (KSAT)
San Antonians gathered at Travis Park for a peaceful protest on May 30, 2020, in the wake of George Floyd's death.
San Antonians gathered at Travis Park for a peaceable protest on Could 30, 2020, within the wake of George Floyd’s demise.
San Antonians gathered at Travis Park for a peaceful protest on May 30, 2020, in the wake of George Floyd's death.
San Antonians gathered at Travis Park for a peaceable protest on Could 30, 2020, within the wake of George Floyd’s demise. (KSAT)
Thousands of protesters march through downtown San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.
Hundreds of protesters march via downtown San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, Could 30, 2020, to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis law enforcement officials. (Andrew Salinero)
Thousands of protesters march through downtown San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.
Hundreds of protesters march via downtown San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, Could 30, 2020, to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis law enforcement officials. (Andrew Salinero)
Thousands of protesters march through downtown San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.
Hundreds of protesters march via downtown San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, Could 30, 2020, to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis law enforcement officials. (Andrew Salinero)
Thousands of protesters march through downtown San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, May 30, 2020, to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers.
Hundreds of protesters march via downtown San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, Could 30, 2020, to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis law enforcement officials. (Andrew Salinero)
This graffiti was spotted in downtown San Antonio after a peaceful protest over George Floyd’s death erupted into violence in downtown San Antonio on May 30, 2020.
This graffiti was noticed in downtown San Antonio after a peaceable protest over George Floyd’s demise erupted into violence in downtown San Antonio on Could 30, 2020. (KSAT)
A peaceful protest over George Floyd’s death erupted into violence in downtown San Antonio on May 30, 2020. Police officers formed lines to help contain the large crowds once groups reached the Alamo.
A peaceable protest over George Floyd’s demise erupted into violence in downtown San Antonio on Could 30, 2020. Cops shaped strains to assist comprise the massive crowds as soon as teams reached the Alamo. (KSAT)
Spurs' Lonnie Walker passed out water and joined the community cleanup after businesses were damaged in downtown San Antonio.
Spurs’ Lonnie Walker handed out water and joined the neighborhood cleanup after companies have been broken in downtown San Antonio.
Marcus Lindsey, a street performer that goes by the name Tin Man, walks through downtown San Antonio, Monday, June 1, 2020. Lindsey said he returned to work after a break due to the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Marcus Lindsey, a road performer that goes by the identify Tin Man, walks via downtown San Antonio, Monday, June 1, 2020. Lindsey mentioned he returned to work after a break because of the COVID-19 outbreak. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
A protester is embraced by a fellow protester in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, as they gather over the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A protester is embraced by a fellow protester in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, as they collect over the demise of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis law enforcement officials on Could 25. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
San Antonio Police Deputy Chief Gus Guzman, left, talks with demonstrators gathered after curfew in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
San Antonio Police Deputy Chief Gus Guzman, left, talks with demonstrators gathered after curfew in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, to protest the demise of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis law enforcement officials on Memorial Day. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
A member of the National Guard and the Alamo are seen behind a newly erected protective fence in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The grounds were being protected with the fence and a curfew as a precautionary measure to minimize the possibility of civil disturbance and damage to sensitive structures as protests have broken out over the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A member of the Nationwide Guard and the Alamo are seen behind a newly erected protecting fence in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. The grounds have been being protected with the fence and a curfew as a precautionary measure to attenuate the potential of civil disturbance and injury to delicate buildings as protests have damaged out over the demise of George Floyd. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Two men pass a boarded up business with the message "I Can't Breathe Mama" in San Antonio, Thursday, June 4, 2020, referring to the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Two males cross a boarded up enterprise with the message “I Cannot Breathe Mama” in San Antonio, Thursday, June 4, 2020, referring to the demise of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis law enforcement officials on Memorial Day. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Wearing a face mask for protection as a precaution against COVID-19, a man walks along the River Walk in San Antonio, Monday, June 15, 2020, in San Antonio. Business continued to reopen after closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Carrying a face masks for defense as a precaution towards COVID-19, a person walks alongside the River Stroll in San Antonio, Monday, June 15, 2020, in San Antonio. Enterprise continued to reopen after closing because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
In this June 15, 2020, file photo, visitors to the River Walk pass a restaurant that has reopened in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
On this June 15, 2020, file photograph, guests to the River Stroll cross a restaurant that has reopened in San Antonio. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual, File) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Using social distancing and other protective measures against COVID-19, visitors ride a river barges along the River Walk in San Antonio, Monday, June 15, 2020, in San Antonio. The barges, which have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, began running again Monday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Utilizing social distancing and different protecting measures towards COVID-19, guests trip a river barges alongside the River Stroll in San Antonio, Monday, June 15, 2020, in San Antonio. The barges, which have been closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, started working once more Monday. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
In this Friday, June 19, 2020 file photo, visitors to Six Flags Fiesta Texas pass through a thermal screening area as they enter the park as a precaution against COVID-19 in San Antonio. The park reopened at fifty percent capacity. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
On this Friday, June 19, 2020 file photograph, guests to Six Flags Fiesta Texas cross via a thermal screening space as they enter the park as a precaution towards COVID-19 in San Antonio. The park reopened at fifty % capability. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Visitors to Six Flag Fiesta Texas wear masks for protection against the coronavirus and are spaced apart on a ride Friday, June 19, 2020, in San Antonio. The theme park reopened as COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Guests to Six Flag Fiesta Texas put on masks for defense towards the coronavirus and are spaced aside on a trip Friday, June 19, 2020, in San Antonio. The theme park reopened as COVID-19 circumstances proceed to spike in Texas. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Visitors wearing masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19 pose for photos at the Alamo, which remains closed, in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Cases of COVID-19 have spiked in Texas and the governor of Texas is encouraging people to wear masks in public and stay home if possible. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Guests sporting masks to guard towards the unfold of COVID-19 pose for pictures on the Alamo, which stays closed, in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Circumstances of COVID-19 have spiked in Texas and the governor of Texas is encouraging folks to put on masks in public and keep house if attainable. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Visitors, some wearing masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, walk along the River Walk in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in San Antonio. Cases of COVID-19 have spiked in Texas and the governor of Texas is encouraging people to wear masks in public and stay home if possible. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Guests, some sporting masks to guard towards the unfold of COVID-19, stroll alongside the River Stroll in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in San Antonio. Circumstances of COVID-19 have spiked in Texas and the governor of Texas is encouraging folks to put on masks in public and keep house if attainable. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
People wearing masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19 are reflected next to a sign requiring face coverings at a business in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in San Antonio. Cases of COVID-19 have spiked in Texas and the governor of Texas is encouraging people to wear masks in public and stay home if possible. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Folks sporting masks to guard towards the unfold of COVID-19 are mirrored subsequent to an indication requiring face coverings at a enterprise in San Antonio, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, in San Antonio. Circumstances of COVID-19 have spiked in Texas and the governor of Texas is encouraging folks to put on masks in public and keep house if attainable. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
A Christopher Columbus statue at Columbus Park in downtown San Antonio was found vandalized on Thursday, June 25, 2020. District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino said it was vandalized overnight.
A Christopher Columbus statue at Columbus Park in downtown San Antonio was discovered vandalized on Thursday, June 25, 2020. District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino mentioned it was vandalized in a single day. (KSAT)
Visitors, some wearing masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19, ride a river barge along the River Walk, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Guests, some sporting masks to guard towards the unfold of COVID-19, trip a river barge alongside the River Stroll, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in San Antonio. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Visitors, some wearing masks to protect against COVID-19, walk through downtown San Antonio, Monday, July 20, 2020. Cases of COVID-19 continue to spike in Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Guests, some sporting masks to guard towards COVID-19, stroll via downtown San Antonio, Monday, July 20, 2020. Circumstances of COVID-19 proceed to spike in Texas. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Visitors wearing masks to protect against COVID-19 ride a river barge along the River Walk in San Antonio, Monday, July 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Guests sporting masks to guard towards COVID-19 trip a river barge alongside the River Stroll in San Antonio, Monday, July 20, 2020. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)
Gov. Greg Abbott in a San Antonio PPE warehouse on Aug. 4, 2020.
Gov. Greg Abbott in a San Antonio PPE warehouse on Aug. 4, 2020. (KSAT)
A line of early voters is seen outside the Tobin Library in San Antonio on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, the first day of early voting in Texas.
A line of early voters is seen exterior the Tobin Library in San Antonio on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, the primary day of early voting in Texas. (KSAT)
Scene outside of Lions Adult and Senior Center, 2809 Broadway, on the first day of early voting in Texas.
Scene exterior of Lions Grownup and Senior Heart, 2809 Broadway, on the primary day of early voting in Texas. (Copyright 2020 by KSAT – All rights reserved.)
A kayaker paddles along the River Walk, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in downtown San Antonio. A program that has allowed kayaking on the business portion of the River Walk has been extended through January. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
A kayaker paddles alongside the River Stroll, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in downtown San Antonio. A program that has allowed kayaking on the enterprise portion of the River Stroll has been prolonged via January. (AP Picture/Eric Homosexual) (Copyright 2020 The Related Press. All rights reserved.)

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