April 9, 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-seventeen (117) positive COVID-19, One hundred-seventeen (117) 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, “What a difference a year makes. At this time last year, we were suspending spring activities, canceling events, and working to bring an online learning option to life. This week, we had hundreds of students participating in spring activities, and we experienced our first days of the school year with no staff or students isolating due to a positive COVID-19 test result. I am truly grateful to our students and staff for their daily efforts, positivity, and perseverance.”