MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz is hopeful that the Minnesota State Fair will be a somewhat normal event if the COVID-19 pandemic continues in its trajectory.

Walz shared his comments during a press conference on rental assistance Friday afternoon.

“The touchstone place is the state fair,” Walz said. “Everything looks to me on the horizon — and where the vaccine is going and the way that the virus is responding — that should be a pretty close to normal event.”

Walz continued by saying he believes the state is outpacing President Biden’s promise for “normal” by July 4. He also reiterated how important it will be to manage how the virus is spreading among young people.

The state fair canceled its 2020 event due to the pandemic.