SAN ANTONIO – H-E-B is stepping in to make graduation season in Texas a little more “celebration” and a little less “confinement” during the coronavirus pandemic.
The San Antonio-based grocery chain announced that they will hold a “Texas-Sized Graduation” for high school and college graduates at 7 p.m. May 20 via YouTube Live.
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“Be it high school or college, the Class of 2020 worked hard to earn their diplomas and we’re celebrating them,” the chain tweeted.
Be it High School or College, the Class of 2020 worked hard to earn their diplomas & we're celebrating them! Join us on 5/20, 7pm for a Texas-Sized Graduation Celebration on YouTube Live. With special guests, we'll make this celebration one to remember. https://t.co/ZTssHiEW6T— H-E-B (@HEB) May 1, 2020
“Special guests” will be a part of the celebration, H-E-B said, but they have yet to be announced.
The pandemic has caused graduation ceremonies to either be postponed, held virtually, or held with restrictions in line with social distancing.
See how San Antonio-area school districts are planning around COVID-19 by clicking here.
COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late December 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March. The first case confirmed in the U.S. was in mid-January and the first case confirmed in San Antonio was in mid-February.
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