MNA President Turner, Biden-Harris COVID-19 Task Force to Meet on Federal Pandemic Response


Contact: Sam Fettig
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Lauren Nielsen
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(St. Paul) – September 29, 2021 – This Thursday, September 30, 2021, at 1 p.m. CST, MNA President Mary C. Turner, RN, and the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force will meet to prioritize and advance final recommendations to inform federal COVID-19 response and to address the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on some of our most vulnerable communities, including inequities by race, ethnicity, geography, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other factors.

This will be the seventh meeting of the national task force since it was formed in February. President Turner is the only frontline worker on the task force with firsthand experience of the devastating effects of COVID-19 on Minnesota’s diverse communities. Turner was also the lone healthcare worker President Joe Biden recommended and appointed to the task force by name after he was deeply moved by earlier testimony from Turner about her experience on the frontlines.

When:      Thursday, September 30, 1–5 p.m. CST
Who:        MNA President Mary C. Turner, RN
What:       Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force
Why:        To to inform federal COVID-19 response and equitable recovery

If members of the press would like to arrange an interview with President Turner to discuss this meeting and her work on the Task Force, please contact Sam Fettig at 612-741-0662 or

Additional background on the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, including past meeting minutes and other materials, can be found at