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Decorah School District COVID cases are falling following the Christmas recess

Posted: Sat, Jan 9, 2021 9:55 AM

The Decorah School District was experiencing some of its highest COVID-19 quarantine and isolation numbers of the year just before the Christmas break.  However, the numbers post-break have fallen.

The latest COVID-19 data released by the school district show that on Tuesday, December 22nd, the last day of classes, there were 18 students out with a positive COVID-19 test and another 71 students who were isolating or quarantining.  Two weeks later, on January 5th, that number had dropped to six students out with a positive COVID-19 test and 36 students isolating or quarantining.

By the end of this week, out of the approximately 290 school district staff members, 23 had tested positive for COVID-19 and 22 of those have recovered.  Out of approximately 1,575 students on-site in school buildings, 77 have tested positive for COVID-19 and 71 have recovered.