Minnesota health officials discuss state's response to COVID-19 

Two women sit at a table and speak.
Minnesota Department of Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm, right, speaks at a press conference alongside State Infectious Disease Director Kris Ehresmann in St. Paul, Minn., on Friday, March 20, 2020.
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Health officials are waiting to see if there will be an increase in COVID-19 cases after a week of protests over the killing of George Floyd and as bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen.

Meanwhile, testing has been on the rise in the state. So far, more than 25,000 cases have been confirmed through more than 255,500 tests. 

MPR News host Kerri Miller checked in with Jan Malcolm, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health, and Kris Ehresmann, infectious disease director at the Minnesota Department of Health, about the state’s response to the pandemic.


  • Jan Malcolm is the commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Health.

  • Kris Ehresmann is the Minnesota Department of Health infectious disease director.

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