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A six-month timeline of key events of coronavirus in Manitowoc County.

Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

It was so great to see kids getting back to school this fall, regardless of the format.

Learning loss, food insecurity and the mental health needs of our youth remain a great concern in our community. It is important families get back to some form of educational normalcy. 

Even before the pandemic, 6 in 10 students were not meeting expected proficiency levels in reading or math and 17% of our high school students who took the state Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicated they considered suicide. That same survey indicated 25% of high school youth were food insecure. 

These are some sobering stats — and are likely getting worse with the pandemic. 

Our youth deserve more. That is where a Boys &