The Minnesota State Fair opens tomorrow (Thurs) with strong recommendations but no requirement for masks or vaccinations, and we asked state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm if she’s nervous about that:

“Well, I think the honest answer to that is yes.  I think any large events with lots of people, whether those are family celebrations or large public gatherings do pose a risk, with this much virus circulating around.”

But Malcolm adds “people have the information to make good choices.”    She says vaccination is the most important thing people can do, and there will be a vaccine availability at the State Fair — which won’t provide immediate protection but puts people on that path.