- There is daily progress getting Minnesotans vaccinated. As of February 11, 2021, nearly 600,000 Minnesotans have received nearly 780,000 shots. Learn more on our vaccine page.
- We are on our way to ending the pandemic, but we must continue working to protect each other. Keep wearing your mask, keep groups small and distanced, and get a test if it’s appropriate.
- Adjustments to the Stay Safe Plan were announced February 12, 2021, and will go into effect on February 13, 2021. View them on the Stay Safe Plan.
The light at the end of the tunnel is growing brighter, and there is continued reason for optimism. Vaccine availability is expanding, hospitalizations are down, and COVID-19 cases are lower than they’ve been in a long time.
More than 240,000 seniors have gotten their vaccines, and we are making progress with child care providers and educators while expanding options for all Minnesotans across the state.
Keeping Things in Balance as we take the next steps
Controlling the virus
- Adapting to – and learning from – what the virus is doing, and using technology to help our strategies evolve.
- Protecting our hospitals and minimizing deaths and long-term health impacts from COVID-19.
- Keeping our businesses afloat by supporting them and their workers.
- Helping families make ends meet and putting food on their tables.
- Getting kids back in their classrooms.
- Giving Minnesotans safe outlets for their mental, physical, and social well-being.
We're supporting our small businesses...
Our small businesses have sacrificed tremendously by limiting guests, moving to take out-only service, and enforcing masking and distancing. These efforts have preserved the health of employees and the public. Recognizing our progress – but understanding we need to remain cautious – we are making adjustments and taking some common-sense steps to support them. See the latest guidelines on the Stay Safe plan.
...But none of what we have done to slow down the virus can stop.
We have many reasons to be optimistic, but we need to be cautious as well. We should continue to take precautions to combat the spread of the virus in our communities – wear a mask, keep groups small and distanced, and wash your hands. Get tested if you feel ill. Download the COVIDawareMN smartphone app to get notified if you’ve been exposed to someone who tests positive. And get a vaccine if you are eligible.
Vaccines are here, the sun is rising, and we’re closer than ever to the end of this pandemic. Let’s get to the finish line, together.
Read Governor Walz's Executive Order 21-07