October 9, 2020

Decorah Community School District is committed to providing transparent, accurate data regarding cases of isolation and/or quarantining related to COVID-19 while maintaining the confidentiality of students and staff. On September 18, the Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Department of Education released guidance to school districts and local public health agencies detailing communication of COVID-19 related data.

The Iowa Department of Public Health guidance can be found here.

COVID Data 10 9 20

Summary Positive COVID-19 Data Year-to-Date

  • Of approximately 290 Staff – Six (6) positive COVID-19 – Six (6) recovered
  • Of approximately 1575 On-site students – Six (6) positive COVID-19 – Less than six (6) recovered

Superintendent Mark Lane commented, “We continue to appreciate staff and family’s efforts to monitor personal health each day. Staying home when sick is a key strategy for maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment. Please continue to use this guide as you monitor daily health and make decisions about staying home if needed.”

DCSD Health Guidelines – When to Stay Home

Lane added, “I am thankful for our students and staff who continue to work to make school a safe and healthy place for learning.”