Corona 19 Virus Impacts the South Part II

Corona Virus Impact Photos by D. Paul Graham

Photography by D. Paul Graham

Very few businesses are still open, including Davis and Wine Dental who stepped up for a tooth emergency for South photographer Paul Graham.


The Corona Virus Continues to Impact the South

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the US, so does the emptiness of the Lowcountry. In a normal vacation season, the South would be buzzing with thousands of visitors arriving weekly for some fun in the sun. But now, traveling is discouraged due to many states being ordered to shelter-in-place.

South photographer, Paul Graham, visited the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport mid March and quickly discovered he was one of the very few people roaming the area. Take a look at his photos of a quiet airport during tourist season.

The once hustling and bustling airport of Savannah is all but deserted


Fewer and fewer flights are departing as COVID-19 continues to limit out-of-state traveling.


Terminals remain nearly empty as traveling decreases


A quiet check-in area


TSA staff remain in positive spirits during the sudden slow down 


One masked passenger was spotted on her way to her departing flight


Many arrivals are also being cancelled due to shelter-in-place orders across the US




The normally packed Savannah Airport parking garage is all empty now


A first for the Savannah Hilton Head Airport – TSA Staff waiting on passengers to go through security 






No baggage to be claimed with the majority of arrival flights cancelled these days








Savannah Hilton Head Airport staff keep their Clorox wipes nearby for fast and easy sanitation 


Cargo ships continue to deliver supplies across the Savannah River.




Parking garages in downtown Savannah are no longer staying open late on the weekends


A quiet Friday evening on the famous Broughton St. in downtown Savannah


Tybee Beaches were originally closed, but Governor Kemp recently ordered re-opened city beaches


Tybee Island Mayor Shirley Sessions fights against Kemp's orders to re-open city beaches


An empty Tybee Beach parking lot the first weekend of the shelter-in-place order


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