It’s expected Governor Tim Walz will unveil an Internet “dashboard” today (Fri) that lets Minnesotans see how long current stockpiles of masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment will last — updated when new inventory comes into the system. Walz warns that stockpiles are “not nearly as robust as they need to be” for the coming peak in COVID-19 cases:

“We have got to do better. We have got to ramp up production…. We need a focus like we built tanks in World War Two to build these things, and they need to be done now.”

The governor is also talking about the production of all-important respirators to assist COVID-19 patients who must go into intensive care.