State health officials say they’ve “pre-deployed” COVID testing swabs at field offices around Minnesota to respond faster if workplace testing is necessary. Kris Ehresmann with the Minnesota Department of Health emphasizes…

“Now I want to be clear: We’re not testing every work place, we’re not testing every situation, but if there was… (a) situation where we had perhaps multiple cases… in a work site, then we could work to do some expedited testing.”

Governor Tim Walz said Wednesday he wants COVID testing of workers in Minnesota’s food processing facilities to begin soon, “within the next week or so.”