As COVID cases spike throughout the state, Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) President Marilyn Pietso says:

“We are calling for universal mask-wearing in schools regardless of vaccination status and we believe this should apply  to all teachers, all staff, all students unless there is a clear physician-approved of reason not to wear a mask.”

Pietso says masks will help protect those who cannot yet be vaccinated or who remain at higher risk because of immune-compromised status or other conditions. The MMA is also urging all eligible individuals to get vaccinated.