Key lawmakers are working on a state assistance package for Mayo Clinic and hope initial measures can be passed when the Minnesota Legislature re-convenes in Saint Paul tomorrow (Tues). Last Friday Mayo announced pay cuts for 20 thousand workers and expects a three-billion-dollar loss by year’s end from COVID-19. State Senator Carla Nelson from Rochester:

“Everyone realizes the critical nature that Mayo Clinic is playing right now specifically, but also in general, to our state’s economy and well-being, and of course the health and wellness of patients.”

Nelson won’t give specifics but says there are “very feasible things that the state can do immediately” to assist Mayo Clinic. She says if anyone is going to get us out of the COVID crisis, it will be Mayo.