November 19, 2021

Over the past two to three weeks, Winneshiek County has experienced a significant increase in the number of active positive cases of COVID-19. The Iowa Department of Public Health COVID-19 in Iowa website provides the data pictured below.

Iowa COVID Positive Case Analysis

The number of positive cases among district students and staff has risen the past two weeks along with this county data.

The Decorah Community School District continues to encourage staff and students to stay home when sick as well as practice good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette. Additionally, the PK-6 mask mandate remains in place, and the District encourages everyone to wear a mask when appropriate social distancing cannot be consistently maintained.

The District appreciates everyone’s efforts to maintain safe and healthy environments for learning and activities.

District COVID-19 Active Positive Cases

  • Total number of students and staff in isolation (currently positive) for COVID-19: sixteen (16)
  • Current district facilities with known positive cases: John Cline Elementary, Carrie Lee Elementary, Decorah Middle School

DCSD reports COVID-19 data in alignment with the direction of the Iowa Department of Public Health. The full guidance can be found at the link below.

IDPH Information Sharing Guidance for Schools and Local Public Health