The COVID pandemic tested us like never before.
More than 6,500 Minnesotans lost their lives. Businesses were shuttered. Thousands lost their jobs.
But Minnesotans are resilient. They have held strong in the face of a worldwide pandemic and showed care and compassion to their neighbors. They endured constant changes from Governor Walz to everything from school and business closures all the way down to how many people could gather in their backyard. They took care of their neighbors when they were sick. They helped businesses keep their doors open when they were struggling themselves. Even now, they are using social media to help complete strangers find vaccines. These folks deserve recognition.
These are our COVID heroes.