Updated: May 06, 2021 06:09 PM
Created: May 05, 2021 03:28 PM
(ABC 6 News) - Gov. Tim Walz has announced a three-step timeline to end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement once 70% 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% of Minnesotans by the end of June.
The three-step process will end nearly all state COVID-19 restrictions by May 28, and end the statewide masking requirement by July 1 at the latest.
70% with at least one dose of vaccine or July 1:
Because children are not yet eligible for the vaccine, the Safe Learning Plan for schools will continue until the end of the school year to protect students, teachers, and staff in schools.
(ABC 6 News) - Gov. Tim Walz will announce a timeline to end all COVID-19 restrictions in Minnesota on Thursday.
A spokesperson with the Governor's office released the following statement:
“As millions of Minnesotans are getting vaccinated, Governor Walz is making plans to wind down COVID-19 restrictions and get Minnesota back to business as usual. On Thursday, Governor Walz will announce a timeline to end all COVID-19 restrictions in Minnesota while doubling down on vaccination efforts. The vaccine is here, and it has proven to be our best tool to control the virus. It’s time to roll up our sleeves, get vaccinated, and crush the virus.”
Governor Walz will announce his plan at a live address scheduled for 12:00 p.m. Thursday.
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