The Trump administration is reportedly formalizing recommendations that Americans wear face masks in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, particularly in areas hard-hit by community transmission. We asked Governor Tim Walz, should Minnesotans wear masks in public?
“At this point in time I don’t think there’s a definitive answer on that, and to be very honest, we need especially those N-95 masks for those that are most at-risk as the (medical) providers.”
Medical personnel are pleading for more protective equipment and the governor says it’s a top priority. As for wearing face masks in public, some warn it will give a false sense of security when social-distancing guidelines are not being followed rigorously enough.