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Signage & Sidewalk Chalk: How Pittsburgh is responding to coronavirus

A look at some of our favorite Pittsburgh coronavirus signs and how you can share your coronavirus stories with the History Center.

Most of us are working from home, we’re practicing social distancing, many of our favorite businesses are takeout only or closed altogether. But Pittsburghers are creative and there have been signs of encouragement, compassion and kindness popping up all over town.

We’d love to see the signs from your neighborhood. Please tag @verylocalpgh in your photos or send an email to helloPittsburgh@verylocal.com.

Collecting coronavirus signs & social media: Share your story with the History Center

The Heinz History Center is looking to collect stories and materials from Pittsburghers about the local Coronavirus response. They are looking for both physical objects and digital objects – so yes, they want to see your Instagram posts too. You can contact the archivist or submit items here: www.heinzhistorycenter.org/coronavirus.

Pittsburgh coronavirus signs: From sidewalks to trashcans…

Here are a few of our favorites.

Public Sidewalk // Morningside [March 30]

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Sidewalk encouragement. 💙

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Armand’s // Bloomfield [March 28]

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Armand's with the sound advice. 💛

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‘Hello Dogs’ // Morningside [March 26]

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🐶 Pup shoutout in Morningside.

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‘Your Community Needs You’ Mural // Northside [March 25]

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…to stay home. 💛

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Residential Sidewalk // Shadyside [March 19]

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Kind words from Shadyside. 💚

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Waterworks Cinemas // Aspinwall [March 23]

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We swim, swim, swim. 🐠

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Ellsworth Ave. // Shadyside [March 23]

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Appreciation, via Ellsworth Ave.

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The Byham Theater // Downtown [March 21]

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🎭 Intermission | @downtownpitt.

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Murray Ave. // Squirrel Hill [March 17]

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Friendliest of reminders. 💙

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Row House Cinema // Lawrenceville [March 16]

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Apart, but together. 💛

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