Senate DFL Leader Susan Kent released the following statement in response to Governor Walz’s announced timeline to end COVID-19 restrictions.
“Over the past year, Governor Walz has consistently made thoughtful, science-based decisions to keep Minnesotans safe as we faced a global pandemic. Thanks to his leadership, Minnesota was able to keep the COVID-19 death rates per 100,000 lower than many of our neighboring states, we earned national recognition for how our children fared during the pandemic, and we were consistently one of the top states in the country in terms of the percentage of vaccines administered.”
“As more and more Minnesotans receive the vaccine, Governor Walz’s approach to wind down restrictions is consistent with his earlier decisions – thoughtful and measured. The plan continues his approach to use science to keep people safe, while allowing businesses and customers to safely engage. I look forward to brighter days ahead for Minnesota and am grateful for Governor Walz’s leadership during this public health crisis.”