Despite Minnesota being the fastest-growing COVID hot-spot in the country, state health officials do *not* expect it means another round of COVID restrictions ordered by Governor Tim Walz.  Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm:

“We are not anticipating a peacetime emergency kind of situation at the present time.  I think the governor has always said he never rules that out, but we very much think that… we have the tools to do what we need to do.”

Malcolm says they need Minnesotans’ help to use those tools — and adds it’s state officials’ job to make sure the tools are readily available.