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It is a sunny afternoon at CNM Montoya campus, on a March day that would foster a beehive of activity during normal times but these are still COVID TIMES. The Montoya parking lots are practically bereft of cars. Outside tables, where students might ordinarily be having lunch, are vacant. Signs on the glass doors of Robert R. Barr Hall indicate that the library, within, is closed, and that assessments scheduled for March 23rd through April 5th, will be held at the CNM Main Campus. The Sandia Mountains, in in the background, send a message that there are still tasks to be completed. And the birds still chirp their songs from the bushes and trees, but garner applause from no one.