Arlington, VA

(Updated at 4:05 p.m.) Amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, much of the usually bustling places around Arlington seemed like a ghost town this morning.

The Clarendon Metro station and Reagan National Airport were eerily empty at times. Only a handful of people could be wandering Ballston Quarter mall and eating at local restaurants. Other than grocery stores, drug stores and Costco, many stores were quiet.

At Bearded Goat barber shop in Ballston, barbers were serving their last clients before closing for at least the next two weeks.

On I-395 and other heavily-traveled highways, traffic volumes that could be mistaken for Christmas morning could be seen.

Ultimately, it’s a good sign: only social distancing and staying at home will slow the spread of the virus. But it may be a new normal that stretches into the summer.

Jay Westcott contributed to this report

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