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COVID-19 Daily News: June 22

Minnesota community initiative showcases efforts to reopen safely in Rochester

ROCHESTER, Minn. – On Monday, June 22, the city of RochesterOlmsted CountyMayo ClinicDestination Medical Center Economic Development AgencyExperience Rochester, and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce launched "Rochester Ready," an initiative aimed at ensuring a safe and resilient recovery for Rochester.

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Mayo Clinic Q and A: Masking children during COVID-19 pandemic

Dear Mayo Clinic: Recently there has been a directive to have everyone wear masks when out in public. Although I have limited outings to essential things such as the grocery store, with certain states “opening back up,” my children are asking about playing with friends and going on more outings in general. I am a single mom with three children, ages 15 months, 4 and 14. I’m wondering whether they need to wear masks when outside, with friends or when it is appropriate.

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Marketing Associate at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.