ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) – Gov. Tim Walz signed a bill designating 21 million more dollars for the state’s response to coronavirus, Tuesday.

“When we work together we make a difference for Minnesotans,” said Walz. “Thank you all for making that happen. The money is moved and now we can get to work.”

Mass gatherings have been cancelled in some places as coronavirus spreads, but state Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm says in Minnesota we aren’t at that point.

“We are not there in Minnesota, we are working with folks, having folks know that’s a possibility in the future, but based on our situation today, we have not made recommendations for cancelling large gatherings,” said Malcolm.

She says while all Minnesota cases so far have come from a known source of exposure, more general spread of coronavirus is quite likely at some point.