Familiar Exchange hotspots adapting to current government guidelines, while others shuttered temporarily

By Brett Kelly

Xuewan Zhang made a stop at the Roblin Centre to clean out her locker on Wednesday, April 8. Zhang, who studies business administration, said she’s sad she can’t finish the semester on campus./BRETT KELLY
The Roblin Centre has restricted access to students and the public, leaving classrooms and halls empty. Robbie Yu is set to graduate from Red River College’s graphic design program. The 25-year-old said most of his final projects were affected by the closure. “My team cancelled all our filming,” he said. “We are not sure when we’ll be able to film again.” Students can arrange to clean out their lockers by contacting security on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m./BRETT KELLY
Red River College closed its campuses after Friday, March 13. Cleaning crews and security staff have remained on site. Interim president Christine Watson is creating regular video updates with both the latest news from the college and other RRC fun facts./BRETT KELLY
Miss Browns on William Street has been much quieter after management closed the restaurant completely effective Tuesday, March 17./BRETT KELLY
Bar manager Peter Shelley at King’s Head Pub in the Exchange District is helping bring grocery pickup and delivery services to Winnipeg. “People really like it, and it’s kept me working,” said Shelley on Wednesday, April 8. He said the food is purchased fresh and curated into packages fit for individuals and families alike./BRETT KELLY
Smoke’s Poutinerie in Old Market Square, pictured here on Monday, April 6, remains open for takeout and delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic despite the storefront having been recently vandalized. Some restaurants are depending on delivery services such as DoorDash and SkipTheDishes as their primary source of income./BRETT KELLY