Governor Tim Walz will quarantine himself for 10 days and postpone Sunday’s State of the State address, after a member of his staff tested positive for COVID-19. The governor decided earlier to wait on being vaccinated until his category comes up, and Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says about that:

“Been very consistent that he’s wanted to kind of role-model the value and the importance of being patient, as we’ve asked Minnesotans to do, so I am definitely comfortable with whatever decision the governor wants to make there.”

His office says the governor was not within six feet of the infected staff member for more than 15 minutes, but *was* in the same room for an entire press conference Monday.   Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan and Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm were also in the room and will also quarantine.   (Flanagan has only received one of the required two doses of the Moderna vaccine. Malcolm received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine but is still in the 14-day waiting period.)