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2020 April 29

Charming ‘1-meter hats’ to practice social distancing

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According to an article in Goldthread (Coronavirus: Chinese students return to class with ‘1-meter hats’ to practice social distancing), a school in China has come up with a historically inspired way to teach social distancing: 1-meter hats.

One of the 1-meter hats from Yangzheng Elementary School. Picture copied from

There are several other cute pictures in the original article, which explains that hat designs are based on hats worn by government ministers during the Song Dynasty (supposedly to keep them from whispering to each other in morning meetings).

Perhaps we all need to make and wear hats like this.


  1. As soon as that kid turns her head, she is going to wap someone in the face. Plus, it is somewhat a delusion of protection against really non-standard virus.

    Comment by cindy knoke — 2020 April 29 @ 22:43 | Reply

  2. I think that the idea was to teach a little history, give the kids something fun to do/wear, and remind them not to get too close together. The reminder probably doesn’t work very well at that age.

    Comment by gasstationwithoutpumps — 2020 April 29 @ 23:09 | Reply

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