Deltopia 2020 saw an Isla Vista ghost town; Nexus photographers Sicheng Wang and Leonard Paulasa captured photos of less than 30 partygoers, nearly all of whom stuck to their respective homes.

In the weeks leading up to the annual Deltopia – an unsanctioned street party that typically draws thousands of participants to the small college town – university and local officials warned students not to celebrate. Earlier this week, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced the first case of coronavirus in Isla Vista.

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