State officials are encouraging Minnesotans to vote safely amid COVID-19. Kris Ehresemann with the state Health Department recommends voting from home if you can, but if you’re heading to the polls next week…

“We generally say the risk of voting in person is comparable to going to the grocery store, not zero risk, but in a managed environment the risk is limited.”

Ehresmann recommends voting at off-peak times to avoid larger crowds on election day.