SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Today, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70 percent of Minnesotans age 16 years and older get their vaccine, or by July 1. The announcement comes as more than 2.6 million Minnesotans have gotten their shot and the state is on track to vaccinate 70 percent of Minnesotans by the end of June.
Rep. Laurie Pryor (DFL-Minnetonka) released this statement:
“COVID-19 upended our lives in ways we could not have imagined fourteen months ago. In response to the dire public health emergency, Minnesotans listened to experts, buckled down, and made sacrifices to protect themselves and others. Governor Walz’s announcement today gives us optimism for better days ahead.
“At the Capitol, we will continue to help our families and businesses recover and will work toward improving the lives of all Minnesotans going forward. Let’s encourage everyone to get vaccinated so we can return to the activities we enjoy with friends and family.”