Usually about this time of year, we are printing the kids’ school supply lists, getting new shoes and clothes for back to school, taking a final trip to the beach and preparing for the winding down of summer. But COVID-19 has disrupted that once again.

Currently, parents are waiting to hear what decisions their school districts have made on how students will safely return to school. Every person on the planet has been affected by this pandemic. People have lost their jobs or their businesses, and some have lost their lives.

Elizabeth Engelhardt is the publisher for the Seguin Gazette. Her column runs every other week. You can e-mail her at .

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