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Statement from Speaker Hortman and Majority Leader Winkler on COVID-19 vigil

Friday, May 1, 2020

St. Paul, Minnesota — House Speaker Melissa Hortman and Majority Leader Ryan Winkler released the following statements on this evening’s vigil for workers who have become infected with COVID-19 while on the job.

“Our first responders, health care, and essential workers are putting themselves on the front line of the battle against this pandemic every day,” said Speaker Hortman. “We owe them an immeasurable debt of gratitude. The Minnesota House of Representatives will continue to do all we can to support these heroes.”

“All Minnesotans deserve the opportunity to be healthy and safe. In the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, our first responders, nurses, and health care workers are the people making that happen,” said Majority Leader Winkler. “They are serving Minnesotans well at great personal risk to themselves and their families. They have our deepest appreciation, and we will continue working to ensure they have the resources they need to do their jobs safely.”

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