Press Releases from the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

As Walz Encourages Students Get Vaccinated, Senate Republicans Spread Misinformation Threatening In-Person Learning

09/08/2021

This week, Governor Tim Walz encouraged students 12 and up to get vaccinated as they return to in-person learning.

Despite knowing that the way to protect against COVID-19 is getting vaccinated and wearing masks, Minnesota Senate Republicans, as recently as last week, were protesting masks and vaccinations. The spread of misinformation has created vaccine hesitancy and discouraged mask use which threatens the ability of students to return to school in person.

DFL Party Chairman Ken Martin released the following statement.

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