State Senator Karin Housley of St. Marys Point is calling on Governor Walz to immediately implement guidelines for widespread testing at the state’s long-term care facilities.

“Now that we know, we have data that 80% of our coronavirus deaths in Minnesota are at long-term care facilities, we really should be all-hands-on-deck to get the testing of the staffs.”

Housley says we need to know which are the most vulnerable residences so there can be an appropriate response to “mitigate tragedy before it strikes.”