The Delta variant and the recent increase in COVID cases is prompting renewed calls for vigilance from state health officials. The Minnesota Medical Association’s (MMA) President Marilyn Peitso says:

“It’s great that vaccination levels are creeping up, that’s good news…our way out of this pandemic really is for everybody to get vaccinated unless there is a legitimate medical reason not to do so.”

Peitso says with the Delta variant, even five minutes in an indoor setting is enough for the virus to transmit.