by Mike Knaak
Gov. Tim Walz visited the Central Minnesota Council on Aging in Sartell on Aug. 4 to highlight the availability of nearly 400,000 masks for Minnesotans including older adults.
The council has about 7,500 masks to distribute in coordination with Catholic Charities and 16 other partner agencies. Some masks will be distributed with meal deliveries or seniors can call the Senior LinkAge Line and a mask will be mailed.
Making sure seniors have masks is one way they can safely step out of isolation, Walz said.
Last week the governor also announced the state would provide nearly 4 million masks to support businesses and their customers as Minnesotans adjust to the statewide mask requirement.