Pandemic Polaroids

In March, life changed for Americans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The same is true of those in and around Cape Girardeau County. These images of the pandemic were captured on Polaroid Originals instant film using vintage Polaroid 600 cameras between mid-March and the second week of June. See the photo spread in this weekend’s newspaper. Editor’s note: Given how quickly information changes during the pandemic, photo captions reflect information available at the time of the image’s creation.