March 26, 2021

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.

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Summary Positive COVID-19 

  • Of approximately 290 Staff – Thirty-one (31) positive COVID-19, Thirty-one (31) recovered
  • Of approximately 1575 On-site students – One hundred-fourteen (114) positive COVID-19, One hundred-eight (108) recovered

County and District Trend Data

The graphs below reflect county and district data taken each Tuesday and Thursday since school began.

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In his weekly message to families, Superintendent Mark Lane shared,” In past years, this would be the time when we might make an adjustment to the date of the last day of school. We would consider weather cancellations and make any necessary adjustments. This year, we are operating under an instructional hours-based calendar and were able to use remote learning during emergency closure days. Therefore, there is no need to make any adjustments to the last day of school. Students’ last day of school will be Wednesday, May 26, 2021. School will dismiss at 1:30 pm that day. Seniors’ last day will continue to be Wednesday, May 19, 2021.”