Current street closures on East Water Street and Ridge Road will be extended through Friday, April 23rd. The City is also notifying residents that Mechanic Street between Frances Street and Water Street will be closed on Monday, March 30th.
Winneshiek County Public Health was notified of an additional positive case of COVID 19 in Winneshiek County late yesterday. This person has already recovered and had been in isolation.
Winneshiek County Public Health and the City of Decorah urge residents to shelter in place whenever possible, maintain 6 feet of physical distancing, and wash your hands, among other measures.
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Luther leadership has decided to extend the period of distance learning through the remainder of the spring semester. Beginning Monday, March 30, and continuing through Thursday, May 21, all courses at Luther College will be held in distance learning formats.
Luther College is partnering with Sodexo to employ a data-driven program to further reduce food waste.
According to the governor’s office, events with more than 10 people are prohibited.
In addition, all restaurants and bars are to be closed to the public effective noon Tuesday. Carry-out, drive-through, and food delivery services can remain open.
In response to the coronavirus crisis, on Sunday evening Gov. Kim Reynolds held a news conference in which she recommended all Iowa schools close for at least four weeks.
Helping Services for Youth & Families postpones Story Time at the Decorah Public Library, Friday Fun Night at Arthaus, Rock ‘n’ Bowl Youth Mentoring Bowl-A-Thon.
Nancy Gates Madsen, professor of Spanish at Luther College, and Dr. Kristin Dykstra, Saint Michaels’ College distinguished scholar in residence, have been awarded the 2020 PEN Literary Award for Poetry in Translation. Host of the 2020 award ceremony, Seth Meyers, described the ceremony as “The Oscars for books.”
Luther College juniors Kim Chham and Levi Bird have been selected as Peace Scholars for the 2019-20 academic year. The pair will spend six weeks studying peace and dialogue in Lillehammer and Oslo, Norway.
The political news outlet “Vox” reports that, between 2016 and 2020, each of the four states that switched from caucuses to primary elections–Maine, Minnesota, Colorado, and Utah–saw a substantial increase in voter-turnout.