Gov. Tim Walz has announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all COVID-19 restrictions in Minnesota by May 28th, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70% of Minnesotans age 16 years and older receive their vaccine, or by July 1st.
The announcement comes as more than 2.6 million Minnesotans have received their shot, and the state is on track to vaccinate 70% of Minnesotans by the end of June.
70% with at least one dose of vaccine or July 1st:
Because children are not yet eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, the Governor announced that the Safe Learning Plan for schools will continue until the end of the school year to protect students, teachers, and staff in schools.