The Latest on the COVID Vaccine Distribution
As I chaired the House Preventive Health Policy Division this week, we received an update from the Minnesota Department of Health on their efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine.
Over 153,300 Minnesotans have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 31,113 Hennepin County residents.
Health care workers and long term care residents are the first to receive it, followed by essential workers, those 65 or older, and those with underlying health conditions. Our state’s new Vaccine Data Dashboard is a great resource for staying up to date on this process.
Updates to COVID-19 Measures
Thanks to our shared sacrifice in adhering to public health guidelines, COVID cases have been on a consistent downward trend in Minnesota. In response to this decrease in cases, Governor Walz has been able to roll back restrictions for bars, restaurants, gyms, and other venues and gatherings - which are now in effect.