Sen. Klein

Senator Matt Klein Demands Full Transparency with Senate COVID Outbreak

Sen. Matt Klein is demanding full transparency and disclosure of all information that would assist in contact tracing for exposed members of the Senate after it was revealed that an additional Republican Senator has tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the total number of Senate Republicans who have contracted the virus following an in-person caucus meeting to 4. Despite this news, it remains unclear how many Republican Senators or staff were exposed or who has been tested or the results of these tests.

DFL Doctors Support Statewide Mask Requirement

Governor Walz introduced an executive order requiring the wearing of masks in all indoor public spaces and businesses for Minnesotans aged 6 and over. In response, the three DFL doctors of the Minnesota Legislature, Senator Matt Klein (DFL-Mendota Heights), Representative Alice Mann (DFL-Lakeville), and Representative Kelly Morrison (DFL-Deephaven) released the following statement supporting the Governor’s decision.

Senator Matt Klein Calls on Minnesota Health Officials to Reject Trump Administration Directive on Coronavirus Data

The Trump administration ordered states to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and instead send coronavirus hospitalization information to a new, private central database under the control of the administration. In response, Senator Matt Klein (DFL-Mendota Heights), released the following statement calling on Minnesota’s public health community to ignore this request.