CORONAVIRUS: IOWA, WARTBURG LIVE UPDATES

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According to coronavirus.gov.

MORE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

  • POSITIVE CASES: WHERE STUDENTS IN QUARANTINE LIVE
    Coronavirus-positive students leave campus and live in other Wartburg-owned property when numbers of cases are rising, a school official said.
  • ‘I WANTED A NORMAL YEAR’: WARTBURG STUDENTS, FACULTY DISCUSS CAMPUS CHANGES
    SILVIA OAKLAND, TRUMPET EDITOR-IN-CHIEFKAYLA MARTHALER, TRUMPET MANAGING EDITOR When envisioning her first year on campus, Grace Distler, first-year biochemistry major from Jesup, Iowa, did not think of having to pack face masks and extra hand sanitizer along with her dorm…
  • COLUMN: MY EXPERIENCE IN ISOLATION
    At first, I thought it was allergies. Then, my coronavirus results came back positive.
  • WARTBURG BANS STUDENT FROM CAMPUS, QUARANTINE/ISOLATION RULES BROKEN
    A student who broke quarantine regulations has been banned from Wartburg’s campus, according to an email from Cassie Hales, director of residential life.
  • WARTBURG IMPLEMENTS CAMPUS-WIDE FOOD, DRINK POLICY
    Campus guidelines were updated in response to COVID-19 stating where students are allowed to eat or drink in an email from the Juice at 8:23 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14.
  • GOV. REYNOLDS CLOSES BARS, NIGHT CLUBS IN 6 IOWA COUNTIES
    KAYLA MARTHALER, TRUMPET MANAGING EDITOR The six counties where the order is in effect are Linn, Dallas, Johnson, Story, Polk, and Blackhawk. In those six counties, restaurants that serve alcohol can remain open but must stop serving alcoholic beverages after…
  • FAREWAY REWARDS EMPLOYEES WITH BONUSES OF UP TO $500 FOR COVID RELIEF
    KAYLA MARTHALER, TRUMPET MANAGING EDITOR Iowa-based Fareway stores will be giving bonuses to hourly employees of up to $500 on Friday, Sept. 4 as part of their Fareway Family Frontline Plan. A cash bonus will be paid to each hourly…
  • CORONAVIRUS FALLOUT SHAKES UP D-III ATHLETICS
    Division III coaches and athletes are slowly adjusting the future of recruiting, training and competing in a world changed by COVID-19
  • LIVING IN LIMBO: WARTBURG’S INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DECIDE WHETHER TO STAY OR GO
    On March 18, Wartburg College President Darrel Colson told students to return home. Many of the college’s 1,505 students packed and left within the day — international students were not able to take the same action.
  • WARTBURG URGES STUDENTS, EMPLOYEES TO LEAVE CAMPUS
    Wartburg College administration is “highly recommending that all students return to their family homes as quickly as possible” and employees are encouraged to work from home if able, per an email sent to students at 2:22 p.m., Wednesday, March 18.…
  • UPDATE: 29 CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASES IN IOWA, WARTBURG STARTS REMOTE LEARNING
    In an email to the Wartburg community sent at 10:51 a.m. Monday, March 16 from President Darrel Colson announced classes will begin to move to remote modalities at the end of the day on Tuesday, March 17 and campus will remain open.
  • INTERVIEW: ‘WE MEET CONSTANTLY’ ON CORONAVIRUS
    SILVIA OAKLAND, TRUMPET EDITOR-IN-CHIEFNATHAN STEPHANY, KV NEWS DIRECTOR What is Wartburg College’s plan for completing classes this semester? “What we want to do is the best thing for Wartburg. We are already preparing for the possibility that either because of…
  • KITTLE: DO ‘NOT FALL VICTIM TO A NARRATIVE’
    NATHAN STEPHANY, KV NEWS DIRECTOR Daniel Kittle, Wartburg College dean of students, made a statement regarding the college’s plan to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.  “I don’t think that the college has taken anything off of the table in regards to…
  • TRUMP DECLARED A NATIONAL EMERGENCY, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
    In a news conference Friday, March 13, afternoon, President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We have very strong emergency powers under the Stafford Act,” President Trump said Thursday, according to NPR. “I…
  • Q&A: IOWA UNIVERSITY STUDENTS REACT TO CORONAVIRUS
    We have been given several updates from the president the past few weeks about how there weren’t any cases in Iowa and international news. They also put a travel ban on the level 3 countries and this week they officially canceled all university-sponsored international travel over spring break.

IOWA HIGHER EDUCATION PREP DURING PANDEMIC
– Simpson College, Indianola, Suspended through March 29
– Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, Extended break through March 29
– Clarke University, Dubuque, Extended break March 23 to April 5
– Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Suspended through March 29
– Drake University, Des Moines, Extended break March 23 to April 5
– Grandview University, Des Moines, Extended break, March 23 to April 3
– Grinnell College, Grinnell, Suspended starting March 23
– Iowa State University, Ames, Online only March 23 to April 3
– Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Online only March 23 to April 10
– Loras College, Dubuque, continuing face-to-face classes
– Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Suspended starting March 23
– Morningside College, Sioux City, Extended break through March 22
– St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Suspended through March 29
– University of Iowa, Iowa City, Online only March 23 to April 3
– University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Online only March 23 to April 3
– Wartburg College, Waverly, Going to remote learning on April 9 through May Term
— Information provided by local media reports and college websites.

FAST FACTS

COMMUNITY SPREAD: Community spread occurs when individuals have been infected with the virus in an area and cannot specifically idenfy the source of the infection, or do not know how or where they became infected, according to the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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