The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state has reached a record high. Minnesota Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says Minnesotans’ behavior in stores, restaurants, and other public places isn’t so much the problem now, but informal gatherings have really proven to be a weak spot in our response to the pandemic:

“People are having house parties, they are holding weddings, funerals without all the safeguards they need to be mindful of.”

On Monday, Malcolm made it clear the state is heading for serious trouble if too many Minnesotans continue to do the wrong things.