Remarks by President Trump surrounding opening K-to-12 schools in the fall reignited conversations about the Walz administration setting a course for schools this fall. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says they recognize the public is eager for a decision to be made before the state’s planned deadline at the end of July.

“The governor certainly expressed an interest in having that timeline move up, to the extent that we feel like the analysis and the preparation has been thorough.”

Malcolm says they know distance learning is not a perfect solution.

“It is a shared goal to get kids back into the classroom, but in a safe manner that protects the students, but also the teachers and the staff in those facilities.”