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Walz to announce loosening of COVID restrictions Thursday

Updated: May 04, 2021 05:42 PM
Created: May 04, 2021 02:22 PM

(KSTP) - Gov. Tim Walz is expected to announce another loosening of COVID-19 restrictions on Thursday.

During a press conference Tuesday, the governor said he hopes to make a COVID announcement to give Minnesotans more guidance on what to expect going forward.

"I think Minnesotans should start assuming they're going to have a very normal-looking summer," Walz said.

The governor didn't provide details but said talks are ongoing over what he will announce. He did add, "Thursday's announcement should go a long way, I think, toward moving things forward."

Walz said a small level of mitigation efforts will likely be needed to combat COVID-19 for a while, but noted that Minnesotans have followed the state's health guidelines and continue to get vaccinated, which means fewer restrictions are necessary.

He added that getting at least 70% of Minnesotans would be a large milestone in reopening the state and said he's confident the state will reach that mark eventually.

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