Governor Walz is scheduled to make a recommendation on how K-12 schools should operate this fall sometime this week. MDH Commissioner Jan Malcolm says it’s becoming a more difficult question.

“The trends of the last few weeks have made the analysis more challenging,” said Malcolm. “What goes on in the community has an effect on what goes on in the schools and the confidence of everyone related to that question.”

Malcolm says the concerning numbers include 875 positive cases reported Saturday, the highest single-day total, and the median age falling to 36.