For the first time in nearly a year, residents won't have to quarantine if they are vaccinated and leave their facility.
The new guidance only restricts visitors for residents in certain situations.
Those most susceptible to the virus will be first in line, along with those who care for them.
He'll be talking about long-term care at 2 p.m.
The number of COVID-19 cases at long-term care facilities have been increasing after outbreaks at the facilities slowed 'significantly' over the summer.
Meanwhile, Gov. Tim Walz has extended the peacetime emergency.
Three residents have died, with more than a dozen infected.
Visits to congregate care facilities have been strictly limited during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We’ve made progress, but there’s still more work to do," Gov. Tim Walz said.
Family and others deemed as essential caregivers can now visit residents of long-term care facilities indoors.
Residents can see visitors outside as long as both parties wear masks and maintain social distance.
More than 80 percent of Minnesota's COVID-19 deaths have been in long-term care facility.
The governor is expected to address Minnesota's long-term care crisis.
More than 80 percent of Minnesota's COVID-19 deaths have come from long-term care settings.
Long-term care facilities have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
At least 47 facilities have had at least one confirmed case.
The media age of the 18 people who have died from COVID-19 in Minnesota is 83.