VIDEO: Sen. Gazelka goes in-depth on the politics of COVID-19

Created: September 01, 2020 07:34 PM

(ABC 6 NEWS)--Minnesota Senator, Paul Gazelka, went in-depth with Betsy Singer on the politics surrounding COVID-19.  

The MN Deptarment of Health released the following statement today:


"Slowing the spread of COVID-19 and reducing its impacts on Minnesota’s economy requires all of us to do our part. This includes following rules and guidance designed to reduce disease transmission and allow businesses to operate more safely during the pandemic.

The state has issued a number of executive orders and related guidance for restaurants and bars. These are available on the Stay Safe Minnesota website (


State officials have a responsibility to fairly and consistently uphold rules implemented to reduce transmission of the disease. We always first seek to work with parties to help them come into compliance, through education and consultation, but we owe it to all Minnesotans to not allow willful violators to disregard or endanger the health of their employees, neighbors and community members.


We recognize that the vast majority of businesses in the hospitality industry in MN are doing what we ask and are doing a phenomenal job in adapting to difficult circumstances. However, we have an obligation to those businesses doing things right and to the citizens of MN to enforce a level playing field for all.


We urge all Minnesotans to follow state guidelines and requirements so our businesses can operate as safely as possible, our economy can stay as open as possible, and together we can reduce the pain of this pandemic."

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