Statement from Majority Leader Gazelka

(ST. PAUL, MN) – Statement from Senate Majority Leader Gazelka on new COVID-19 restrictions announced by Governor Tim Walz today:  

“If Governor Walz thought people wanted a matrix of rules and guidelines to follow to reopen, he’s severely mistaken. People will follow simple, commonsense rules to keep each other safe, allow them to operate their business, and get kids back in schools. Thousands of businesses had no problems before, but Walz shut down every single one of them anyway. They are just desperate to keep their business going and the data doesn’t support these new restrictions. Let the businesses and employees who were keeping people safe go back to their jobs with simple, easy to follow guidelines.”