Many Minnesota kids return to their classrooms today. After a complicated year of dealing with COVID and distance learning, State Education Commissioner Heather Mueller has this message for students:

“You all have deserved to have school years that are memorable and typical and we also know that your safety and health and wellness continues to be our top priority.”

Several Minnesota schools have already announced mask-wearing requirements for the upcoming school year. Mueller is also recommending that everyone eligible get the COVID vaccination.