The Des Moines metro, like most of the state and country, is missing one of its usual elements: people. With many companies going to remote work due to the coronavirus outbreak, typically busy spots now sit silently.

Locust Street on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway on Monday, March 23. Photo by Emily Blobaum
A quiet, foggy downtown from the State Capitol on Monday, March 23. Photo by Emily Blobaum
A foggy downtown Des Moines skyline on Monday, March 23. Photo by Emily Blobaum
Businessolver in West Des Moines on Monday, March 23. Photo by Emily Blobaum
Kohl’s on Monday, March 23. Photo by Emily Blobaum
Dick’s Sporting Goods on Monday, March 23. Photo by Emily Blobaum
Ingersoll Avenue on Monday, March 23. Photo by Emily Blobaum
An empty City of Des Moines parking garage on Monday, March 23. Photo by Emily Blobaum
East Locust Street on Monday, March 23. Photo by Emily Blobaum
Scenic Route Bakery on Monday, March 23. Photo by Emily Blobaum
A foggy downtown Des Moines skyline on Monday, March 23. Photo by Emily Blobaum
Coopers on Fifth on Friday, March 20.
Quill and Nib on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
Court Avenue on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
Dreiberge Coffee on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
A sign at Velvet Coat on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
Seventh Street on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
Tenth Street on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
The skywalk in the EMC Insurance Building on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
The skywalk in the EMC Insurance Building on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
The skywalk over Mulberry Street on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
An empty escalator on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
Capital Square skywalk. Photo by Emily Blobaum
La Mie Elevate on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
The Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center skywalk on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
The Fifth and Keo Parking Garage skywalk on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
The Insurance Exchange Building skywalk on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
The Wellmark YMCA skywalk over Locust Street on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum
The skywalk over Fifth Avenue on Friday, March 20. Photo by Emily Blobaum