Governor Tim Walz and state leaders gave an update on the state’s Five-Point Battle Plan to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm…

“We can report today that the clear majority of nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Minnesota have no current identified COVID cases. these facilities are safer today than they were at the beginning of the pandemic.”

Republican Senator Karin Housley of St. Marys Point, however, calls the governor’s response a “delayed display of leadership” and adds “at best, the administration is trying to paint a positive picture. At worst, this administration was grossly incompetent and negligent in protecting our seniors.”