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Statewide Conversation on COVID19 Aug 7th - Lt. Gov Peggy Flanagan

Lt Governor Peggy Flanagan

A statewide conversation with Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.  It is a time for all of us to learn about the State of Minnesota's response to this COVID-19 pandemic.   

This week the Lt Governor answered questions about the upcoming school year, large gatherings, unemployment and more. 

In part of the conversation, Lieutenatnt Governor talked about the importance of not JUST cloth masks to keep the pandemic at bay, but that social or physical distancing is equally as important.

Dr. Michael Osterholm from the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota says "face coverings are one tool to fight the pandemic, but they alone will not end it.  And we need to underscore the key role that physical distancing plays - even WHEN you wear your face covering."

If you didn’t get a chance to send or call in your question this week email or call 612-562-9895. 

Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.