Governor Tim Walz visited Roseville’s Parkview Center Elementary School to highlight that 96 percent of Minnesota school districts have signed up for an ongoing program to test teachers for COVID-19:
“This school four days a week has students in class, and by the 15th of March or so — this is a K-8 school — they’ll all be back in in-person learning.”
The governor is getting intense pressure from Republicans, who say pandemic numbers are much improved but students are still struggling because they’re not back in class. Walz says 85 percent of K-8 classes in Minnesota are in some form of in-person learning. Republicans say all grade levels should be back.