MDH COVID-19 Stories: Celebrating Pride during COVID-19

During COVID-19, staff from across the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) have been reassigned to help with the public health response. The featured stories of the COVID-19 Stories of Community Outreach and Partnership highlight efforts of MDH staff in collaboration with community partners during the COVID-19 response.

In Partnering with the LGBTQ+ Community: Celebrating Pride during COVID-19 Story, MDH LGBTQ+ Community Liaison Mattie Laidlaw recounted a story where one young person was encouraged to get vaccinated by a friend and their mother. They were able to get permission from their parent over the phone and got vaccinated that day.