Many events planned for this summer are in a wait-and-see mode because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mankato mayor Najwad Massad says the city is still continuing to plan.

“We’re not going to stop planning,” said Massad. “We’re going to hope that the situation improves so our events can happen.”

Massad says the pandemic will have a negative effect on the budget but city officials have yet to have specific discussions on that issue.