Minnesota has entered Phase 3 of our Covid response this week, per the Governor’s office. A specified attendance percentage within indoor dining, gyms, and entertainment venues is now allowed. We’re all darn tired of restrictions and welcome some easing. However, most of us recognize that with this easing it remains critical that we continue practice social distancing and follow Public Health recommendations: wash hands frequently, cover your mouth when coughing, and wear masks when out in public.

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We’re doing our bit to avoid inadvertently infecting a neighbor or grandparent or friend. And keep focused on helping hard-working health care workers, who continue to be at the front-line of efforts to manage and contain Covid-19. Our continued thanks to health care workers everywhere!

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You’re probably feeling fatigue at having to remember to not touch your face or to take care when out in public. That is understandable. But the need is still real. Need a break? Those of us at MMFS suggest you dive into a craft project. Whether knitting or baking or building some useful shelves, you’ll find the involvement of your head and hands helps reduce anxiety and give you some release from daily worries. 1, 2, 3….Craft!

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Working with your hands is so meditative and so important…it’s some sort of stability in this great instability.
      —- Martyn Thompson

It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.
     — Nelson Mandela

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