As state leaders try to determine which groups of Minnesotans will be first up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Grant, a senior at Anoka High School is advocating for teachers. He says distance learning is taking its toll…

“And you know social media, everyone’s communicating through that now, and it’s kind of sad what we’re seeing on there, students are isolated and lonely and their feeling depressed and anxious and struggling to get through their day and no kid should have to do that.”

State Republican lawmakers have introduced a proposal to move teachers and school administrators towards the front of the line for the COVID-19 vaccine. The proposal would allow teachers and other school staff to voluntarily receive the vaccine after first responders and high-risk individuals.