Photos of the Week, Oct. 2-11, 2020

Pittsburghers painted murals on the sides of buildings and streaks on their cheeks for Friday night football. They re-imagined age old traditions in the face of Covid-19, received fans again at Heinz Field, and re-united with family. The Post-Gazette photography team has been out across the region documenting your neighbors in this historic time.


Beaver Falls drum major Candice Jones reacts as her father, Col. Loren Duwel, surprises her next to her mother, Mary Harris-Jones, during her high school’s senior night, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Beaver Falls. Col. Duwel, originally deployed to Afghanistan, contracted COVID-19 and has been recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. He was able to leave the facility for a day to see his daughter, whom she hasn’t seen in months. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
A heron stands on the foggy bank of the Ohio River on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Beaver. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Adrian Accurso, of Squirrel Hill, lets his cat Bagheera explore a tree while walking him on a leash in Frick Park, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Squirrel Hill. Mr. Accurso said Bagheera has been walking on a leash for three years, and he walks about a mile almost every day that the weather is good. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh Steeler Terrell Edmunds, center, and Ross Marshall, right, of Windgap, paint as part of a mural featuring John Lewis organized by Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project and Pittsburgh Solidarity for Change on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Uptown. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Chartiers Valley’s Sam Pocci applies eye black before the game on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Aliquippa High School. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Savannah and Craig Albright take a selfie surrounded by empty seats before Steelers vs. Eagles game, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Darlene Kuszyk waves to drivers along Allegheny River Ave. dressed as a bee on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Highland Park. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Curtis Drane, center, owner of the North Side restaurant Flavors Famous Street Food, with employees Abria Hollins, left, and Jason Patches, on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Pitt Baseball players on Charles L. Cost Field during off-season training on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, in Oakland. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Police and investigators respond to a shooting outside Party City at the Monroeville Mall on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The victim was shot in the parking lot, entered the mall, and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
Downtown Pittsburgh and the Hill District photographed on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, Downtown. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
People visit with each other and eat snacks during a visit to the sukkah, a temporary shelter with a roof that is partially open to the sky used to celebrate the weeklong Jewish holiday Sukkot, in the yard of Rabbi Yisroel Altein, of Chabad of Squirrel Hill, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. In past years Rabbi Altein would host large gatherings of several families at the sukkah, but this year due to COVID-19 precautions, he’s inviting families to visit in 30 minute shifts to maintain social distance. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)

Sanai Pollard, center, 5, of the Hill District, points up at helicopters while participating in a march and rally “We Get Sick, UPMC Gets Rich: Pittsburgh Medicaid March!”, at the Mellon Green, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, Downtown. The event was organized by Put People First! PA to demand that UPMC stops receiving tax breaks and provides hazard pay and PPE to all employees. The group called for Medicaid be expanded to all residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, among other demands related to healthcare access. Along with Sanai were her family members, from right, Ashawn Harris, 15, Savion Pollard, 11, and Aniya Harris, 13. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)

Jefferson Morgan’s Kyle Clayton chips out of the sand trap during the WPIAL Class AA championship on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, at Allegheny Country Club in Sewickley Heights. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Pittsburgh City Police investigate around a black vehicle that was involved in a road rage incident Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 in Pittsburgh. When police arrived on the scene they found two victims in the car– a male shot in face and a woman with a back injury and apparent graze wound. Both were transported in stable condition. Police are looking for a man in a silver pick-up that fled the scene. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
Rob Teare, a server at North Park Lounge, wipes rain off of individual table enclosures on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in McCandless. The enclosures feature one table each and include a space heater. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Maya Roman holds a cutout of her boyfriend Chase Vacchio before Penn Trafford Homecoming, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, at Warrior Stadium in Penn Trafford. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett celebrates a touchdown throw to wide receiver Jordan Addison with backup quarterback Davis Beville against NC State in the first quarter at Heinz Field, Saturday, Oct 3, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
NC State safety Tanner Ingle takes down Pitt wide receiver D.J. Turner on the last play of the game at Heinz Field Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Grounds crew members blow dirt off the grass after Pitt took a loss to NC State at Heinz Field Saturday, Oct 3, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
Francesca Wilkins Bienkowski, 5, of Squirrel Hill, whose shoes are showing, and Sophia Borg-Tuch, 5, of Shadyside, play on a jungle gym during “Fall Family Day”, hosted by the OMA Center for Mind, Body and Spirit’s Art in the Garden educational program, at Borland Garden in East Liberty, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Kyle Holbrook paints a mural from a 90-foot boom lift, as part of the mural project Pittsburgh Solidarity for Change, on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at 7021 Kelly St. in Homewood. Pittsburgh Solidarity for Change is placing 10 murals by 30 selected artists throughout the city to provide visual examples of solutions to police brutality, systemic racism and gun violence. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Terri Ross from Greensburg works on painting fence posts at the Stoneybrook Foundation Therapeutic Riding Center as part of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s first-ever regional Week of Caring, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Acme. The volunteer event is one of 75 activities throughout Allegheny, Butler, Westmoreland, Fayette and Armstrong counties organized to help neighbors in need and assist nonprofit agencies. The riding center’s mission is to improve the lives of children and adults with special challenges through a therapeutic partnership with horses and work with individuals with physical, mental developmental and learning disabilities and at-risk youth. (Pam Panchak/Post-Gazette)
From left, Lizzy Rainey, Programs Manager for the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, Harmony Hodges, from Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and
Sue Garrett-Sikora, a food bank volunteer, plant a tree at Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Richland Township. Volunteers from Chatham and the Food Bank planted peach, plum, pear, apple, and cherry trees and a blueberry bush. The trees were provided through a partnership with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, Arbor Day and Enterprise. The trees were planted for the exclusive purpose of nourishing the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank programs.(Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)
Jen Grippo, owner of the Original Oyster House, poses for a portrait Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Downtown. The iconic restaurant celebrates its 150th anniversary on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Nate Guidry/ Post-Gazette)
Cousins Tyler Ward, 11, left and Nathan Vaden-Poremski, 7, don’t have much of a yard at their home on Center Avenue in West View, so they played atop the family’s mini-van on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. (Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Cesar Rodriguez. a 19-year-old civil engineering student at University of Pittsburgh, works out on a set of rings at Flagstaff Hill in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. Rodriguez is from West Grove, Pa.
(Steve Mellon/Post-Gazette)
Chartiers Valley players get their pads on without a locker room before playing Aliquippa on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Aliquippa High School. (Steph Chambers/Post-Gazette)
Gideon, 3, and Daphne, 1, Glass, of Gibsonia, pick a pumpkin at Harvest Valley Farms, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Valencia. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Aaron Thomas, of Penn Hills, right, a poll worker with the Allegheny County Elections Division, hands Sarla Devaraj, 1, center, back to her mother Susan Deveraj, of Stanton Heights, as her father Vivek Deveraj looks on, after Mr. Thomas held Sarla so her parents could complete their ballots outside of the satellite election office and mail-in ballot drop-off location at the CCAC Homewood-Brushton Center, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Homewood. This location was holding a “pop-up party weekend” offering food, live music, and voter information tents. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Bonny Jayde Richards, 2, of Harmony, left, watches as William Sachs, 5, of Cranberry, feeds a leaf to sheep Kobe and Groucho at the annual Sleepy Hollow Festival on Saturday, October 10, 2020, in Harmony. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
The Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park is seen covered up with a mesh material and tape, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Oakland. Mayor Bill Peduto announced that he supported the statue being removed from the site ahead of Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day. (Alexandra Wimley/Post-Gazette)
Central Valley’s Chris Bullock breaks through the banner before his team’s game against Keystone Oaks at Central Valley High School Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Monaca. (Matt Freed/Post-Gazette)
The Mustangs’ Ryan Hubner breaks away from Hampton’s Nick Schwartz, Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Fridley Field in Hampton. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Steeler fans are seated in quadrants and to help with social distancing in response to Covid-19 protocol for the team’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Heinz Field. A limit of 5,500 tickets were released for the event, the first time that fans were able to attend an NFL game in the 2020 season. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool celebrates after scoring his first touchdown of the game against the Eagles, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, at Heinz Field. (Peter Diana/Post-Gazette)
Members of the Yinzer Mob, a group of Steelers fans that like to tailgate and watch games together, cheer as the Steelers score a touchdown during the fourth quarter of their game against the Eagles on Sunday, October 11, 2020, outside of Heinz Field on the North Shore. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette)
A kayaker paddles on Brady’s Run Lake on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, in Brighton Township. (Andrew Rush/Post-Gazette)