Week in Photos March 13 to March 19, 2020

Clinical staff workers conduct a drive-thru COVID-19 test Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Allegheny Health Network’s Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion in Pine. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Health technician Katelyn Kirik takes the temperature of a visitor at the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Healthcare System hospital in Oakland on Friday, March 13, 2020. She and others were testing for signs of COVID-19 at the hospital’s entrance. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
People wait in line as they prepare to go into Doce Taqueria, Saturday, March, 14, 2020, on East Carson Street in the South Side. Despite the cancellation of the annual St. Patrick’s day parade due to COVID-19, people packed businesses on East Carson street as they celebrated. (Michael M. Santiago/Post-Gazette)
People line the aisles to buy alcohol on Monday, March 16, 2020 at Fine Wine and Good Spirits on Mt. Royal Boulevard in Shaler before state stores closed Tuesday night in response to COVID-19. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Dr. Donald Yealy, UPMC’s chair of emergency medicine, gives a tour of UPMC Mercy’s South Side Outpatient Center, which will be used as a COVID-19 specimen collection site, on Saturday, March 14, 2020, in the South Side. Starting Tuesday, UPMC began directing patients with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 to the collection site, which is not open to the general public. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Pastor Donna Giver-Johnston preaches to an empty sanctuary and an online audience at Community Presbyterian Church in Ben Avon on Sunday, March 15, 2020. Concerned about the spread of COVID-19, church leaders told members of the congregation not to gather at the church but to join the service via livestream. CPCBA has been livestreaming its services for the past two years. Giver-Johnston urged listeners to check on those most vulnerable to the virus and the disruptions caused the its spread. “Together, we can get through this,” she said. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
A sign of hope from the Rowhouse Cinema along Butler Street, Monday, March 16, 2020, in the Lawrenceville business district in Pittsburgh. (Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)
A congregant, who wished to be unnamed, partakes in communion during the Feast of St. Patrick Mass on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at Old Saint Patrick’s Church in the Strip District. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Amy Tournay of Collier shop for herself and others Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Giant Eagle Market District in Robinson. (Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette)
Peter Soergel, a City of Pittsburgh firefighter in Northview Heights, plays bagpipe on the steps of the City-County Building in Downtown Tuesday, March 17, 2020, to honor Pittsburgh’s long St. Patrick’s Day history. “It’s fun,” Mr. Soergel said of playing to an empty crowd due to government recommendations to avoid groups of 10 or more people, “but it’s not as much fun as being in a bar.” (Christian Snyder/Post-Gazette)
Owen Gabbey shot hoops alone at West Park on the North Side on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Many businesses, schools and government offices closed or informed employees to work from home over concerns about COVID-19. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Hear Corp’s Maddy Lafferty, of Mount Washington, Sarah Platt, of Lawrenceville, and Dave Bjornson, of Scenery Hill, produce a live-streamed concert of the band Bastard Bearded Irishmen, performing in a basement studio off-site, to kick off the 25 Pandemic Series, a live-streamed variety show that will feature 25 local artists, one each Tuesday through Saturday through April 18, to raise money for local artists impacted by cancelations due to the spread of COVID-19, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at 25 Carrick in Carrick. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Grace Williams, 10, and Marcus Stuckey, 10, both of Friendship, help clear weeds in the Octopus Garden during an event organized by the community garden’s owner to allow neighbors to “take a break from the news” and check in on each other, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Friendship. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Carianne Steiner, of Scott Township and manager/bartender at Riley’s Pour House, cleans up the outside bar area, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Riley’s Pour House in Carnegie. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic Riley’s Pour House has been closed to the public but is still offering food for take out and UberEats for their customers. (Michael M. Santiago/Post-Gazette)
Tom Green, an employee of The Shooter’s Bench, a gun store in Russellton, does paperwork Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Gun and ammunition sales surged throughout the week, with Mr. Green and his co-workers estimating The Shooter’s Bench alone sold at least 8,000 rounds of ammunition Tuesday. Mr. Green said the store will likely be unable to restock much of its inventory due to supply chain disruptions and increased national demand. The Shooter’s Bench does not plan to close as part of Governor Tom Wolf’s statewide shutdown announced Monday. (Christian Snyder/Post-Gazette)
Mahika Sampat, of Gibsonia, left, carries a basket of belongings as Meghana Vemulapalli, a biology freshman at University of Pittsburgh, right, makes room in the car as she moves out of her dorm, Friday, March 13, 2020, at on Thackeray Avenue in Oakland. Ms.Vemulapalli was told that students had until Tuesday March 17 to move out. She will be returning back home to Hampton. Ms. Sampat who is a freshman at Penn State will be moving back home this weekend. (Michael M. Santiago/Post-Gazette)
Mary Anne Heck, of Shaler, prays to the blessed sacrament that sits inside the side door of St. Bonaventure Church on Monday, March 16, 2020, in Shaler. Ms. Heck, who normally attends mass at St. Bonaventure, said “it’s really disheartening that we can’t go to church”, but she has high hopes that things will get back to normal soon. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Dr. Stacy Lane, center, screens motorists at a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 on Anderson Street on the North Side Monday, March 16, 2020. The screening and testing was offered by Central Outreach Wellness Center and Quest Diagnostics. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Street poet Haley Clancy writes a poem for Thaddeus Piett of Shaler on Friday, March 13, 2020, in the Strip District. For $5, Clancy writes poems on an old typewriter for passersby about any topic they wish. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Sheri Sable from Squirrel Hill meditates on the face sculpture on the lawn of the former Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Pt. Breeze Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020 in Pittsburgh. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
A woman stands near where clinical staff workers conduct drive-thru COVID-19 tests Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at Allegheny Health Network’s Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion in Pine. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)