Good riddance, 2020: A look back at the year of COVID-19

  • Photo by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Darrian Muraoka is tested for COVID-19 during free testing at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. Students were encouraged to get tested at the gym before classes begin next week.

  • Photo by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Randall Duldualo is ready to be swabbed for a COVID-19 test at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. The community was invited to get tested for free at Vulcan Gym.

  • Photo by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Recreation director Stacyn Sakuma waves along side Susumu Nakagawa and Kozo Hirayama during a parade in front of Yukio Okutsu State Veterans Home for Memorial Day on Friday, May 22, 2020.

  • Photo by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Teachers wave and watch as students drive by Hilo High School during their drive-through graduation ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2020.

  • Photo by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Volunteers load food into cars at the Food Basket Ohana Food Drop in Honokaa on Friday, June 26, 2020. Volunteers were able to give thousands of meals to people in line.

  • Photo by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Shaina, who declined to give their last name, helps her daughter, Juliana, learn to fish at Liliuokalani Park in Hilo on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. The skies were clear and Mauna Kea was visible throughout Hilo.

  • Photo by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Tables are covered and part of the dining area is blocked at Cafe 100 in Hilo on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. The restaurant is only serving food for take out for the foreseeable future.

  • Photo by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald An airport employee, right, helps a traveler access the Safe Travels information on his phone after arriving at Hilo International Airport on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Safe Travels allows airport employees to see a passenger's result from the pre-travel COVID-19 test.

  • Photo by Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Critical care nurse Denise Dalton receives her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Hilo Medical Center on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020.

When the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, few knew what the first year of the new decade would bring.