Walz: Over 90% of districts, charter schools offering in-person learning

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Monday, Gov. Tim Walz announced that more than 90% of school districts and charter schools in the state are offering in-person learning in some form.

The announcement came as the governor visited Garlough Environmental Magnet Elementary School in St. Paul.

"Across the state, Minnesota’s students are heading back to the classroom. As a former classroom teacher of more than 20 years and as a parent, I know how critical in-person learning is to a child’s wellbeing, and I am proud of this milestone," Walz said. "With more than one million Minnesotans vaccinated against COVID-19 and our students back in the classroom, the light at the end of this pandemic grows brighter every day."

As of Saturday, Walz said almost 55% of educators, school staff and child care providers in the state had received the COVID-19 vaccine. That’s also the day the state surpassed 1 million Minnesotans receiving at least one dose of the vaccine.

Walz’s office said the state is averaging nearly 42,000 vaccine doses administered per day.