8 photos from Santa Cruz during the coronavirus pandemic

A couple walks along Main Beach in Santa Cruz.
A couple walks along Main Beach in Santa Cruz, where the Beach Boardwalk is shuttered.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Santa Cruz County, home of the idyllic seaside town of Santa Cruz, has reported 141 coronavirus cases and two deaths.

Neighboring Santa Clara County to the east has been hit harder by the virus. The county has reported 2,339 cases and 129 deaths. Our statewide coronavirus tracker includes the status of counties throughout California.

Los Angeles Times photographer Gary Coronado went to Santa Cruz to give us this visual report on one of the state’s beautiful areas in the time of the coronavirus.

Steamer Lane

Surfers Memorial at Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz.
Surfers Memorial wears a mask at Santa Cruz’s Steamer Lane, a well-known surf spot.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
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Lighthouse Point

Quinn Comer, left, and Alyssa Anzalone walk to the end of Lighthouse Point.
Quinn Comer, left, and Alyssa Anzalone, both of Santa Cruz, walk to the end of Lighthouse Point to jump into the surf in Santa Cruz.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
A surfer prepares to jump into the surf at the end of Lighthouse Point.
A surfer prepares to jump into the surf while a young couple shares a kiss at the end of Lighthouse Point in Santa Cruz.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Beachgoers observe social distancing at Lighthouse Field State Beach.
Beachgoers maintain some social distance at Lighthouse Field State Beach in Santa Cruz.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse

Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse
A couple walk past Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse, which houses the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Bicyclists ride along West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz.
Bicyclist ride along West Cliff Drive near the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum.
(Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times)

Parting shot

Teenagers jump into the surf at Lighthouse Point in Santa Cruz.
(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
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