State officials say timing probably won’t allow them to warn potential visitors, if the Minnesota State Fair were to become a “super-spreader” of COVID.  Kris Ehresman, lead infectious disease epidemiologist with the state Health Department says:

“Even for people who went on the very first day, if they get tested three to five days later, we get the results, we call them, it’ll probably be the earliest we could know something would be at the tail end of the Fair.”

Masks and COVID vaccinations are not required at the State Fair, but state health officials strongly advise it.