(Audio Story) Necessary now, forever essential

San Marcos essential workers bear through a pandemic

Rebecca Harrell, Multimedia Editor

After Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a stay-at-home order March 31, many small businesses, local restaurants and shops had to temporarily close as they were deemed nonessential. However, for grocery store, convenience store and fast-food industry workers, spending weeks, even months, away from work was not an option.

While some could work from home or enjoy the benefits of paid time-off, essential workers had to make the difficult decision to put themselves at risk of contracting COVID-19 and continue to provide not only for themselves but their community.

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