Governor Tim Walz is noncommittal on whether anyone attending this year’s Minnesota State Fair should be required to either have a COVID vaccination or a negative test result.  But the governor does say:

“If people don’t feel that there’s going to be mitigation efforts put in place in the State Fair, that’s gonna pull back down some of the attendance.”

The governor says Minnesota still has time before the State Fair to reduce COVID case growth:

“These vaccination numbers over the last four days are the most encouraging thing.”

Walz notes the State Fair is a quasi-independent entity and he’s “watching what they’re doing.”   State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer said Monday that no decision has been made, but masks could be required at indoor attractions.   The State Fair opens August 26th and runs for 12 days.