Gov. Walz says significant rollback of COVID restrictions coming Friday
March 12, 2021
Gov. Tim Walz said he'll announce Friday one of the most significant rollbacks of COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings since pandemic-triggered lockdowns started nearly a year ago.
"They will be probably our biggest turn because we're at a point where we have not been since this thing started, and it will start to give guidance on larger gatherings starting as early as April," Walz said Thursday during a visit to a Plymouth high school.
The news comes as the state has hit major milestones in vaccinating essential workers and elderly residents. New numbers Thursday show 1,129,967 people have received the COVID-19 vaccine and 70% of the state's senior citizens have now been vaccinated.