Walz: Graduation ceremony ban was painful
Pat Sweeney | May 8, 2020 AT 5:11 pm
Minnesota has essentially banned large-scale high school and college graduation ceremonies to limit the spread of the coronavirus. It's encouraging online ceremonies instead. The state issued guidance saying indoor graduations and ceremonies held outside in stadiums and on football fields are not permitted. Gov. Tim Walz, a former high school teacher, called it a painful decision. But he says the state must strike a proper balance between public health and important social milestones. Emergency Management Director Joe Kelly confirmed during the governor’s briefing the state plans to buy a warehouse for $6.9 million to temporarily store bodies of coronavirus victims.