COVID-19 cases are surging around the country and in Minnesota and Governor Tim Walz is expected to announce new state strategies very soon. Walz says expanded testing and continuing to wear masks and social distance will help, and he argues taking these steps is not a political act…

“We do not need to accept the position we need to be in and the false choice that it’s the economy vs health is absolutely ludicrous, we’ve known all along if we want our economy and schools to work, we need to contain the virus.”

Walz announced Monday that 11 new barrier-free COVID-19 saliva testing sites are going to be opening up in Minnesota. The testing will be free and available to Minnesotans, even if they don’t have insurance.