State Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm is cautioning Minnesotans to brace for a different kind of holiday season amid coronavirus…

“We’re going deeper into the fall and the holiday season in a far higher level of cases than we had hoped because we know what comes next with colder temperature and more people indoors with the strong desires and traditions to gather for celebrations and holidays.”

Malcolm says extra precautions will likely be warranted this year and she’s telling Minnesotans “it’s a really good time to consider not having the same type of holiday gatherings than they would have had in the past.”