Jerry Hammer, Minnesota State Fair general manager, said the fair is "perfectly safe." "It's a safe as going to any store or the Mall of America or even your neighborhood park. Follow the advice of the experts: wash your hands well, cover your coughs, use common sense. If you don't feel good, stay home."
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