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Minnesota student, 2 school staff members die of COVID-19

Minnesota student, 2 school staff members die of COVID-19 Photo: MGN.

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: October 22, 2021 07:55 AM
Created: October 22, 2021 07:53 AM

Officials with Education Minnesota say a student has died from COVID-19.

The latest state health data shows that a teenager between 15 and 19 years old in Hennepin County died from the coronavirus.

In response, Denise Specht, Education Minnesota's union president, put out a statement saying, in part, "The loss of this student is a tragedy that every educator will feel. We're asking parents to please reduce the risk of another tragic death of a student by vaccinating their teens."

Education Minnesota also says two more school staff members have died from COVID-19, bringing the total this school year to five.


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