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Collected Item: “Physical Distancing at Canadian Mennonite University”

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Physical Distancing

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I submitted two photos. The first is of the chapel at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba taken Wednesday, March 18, 2020. It was an afternoon where faculty and staff were to gather to say farewell to a staff member. COVID-19 was already the top news story and elementary schools in other provinces were closing down. Tables were brought into the chapel with chairs placed at the ends to ensure physical distancing was observed. By the end of the day on Friday March 20 staff and faculty were instructed to work from home and students would switch to online learning.
The second photo was the physical distancing approach Folio Café at Canadian Mennonite University used before the school was closed due to COVID-19.

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Mennonite Heritage Archives (Canada)

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