CORONAVIRUS: IOWA, WARTBURG LIVE UPDATES

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According to coronavirus.gov.

MORE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES

  • 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.…
  • WARTBURG TO LIFT REGISTRATION HOLDS, STUDENTS ELIGIBLE FOR HOUSING LOTTERY
    Wartburg College has lifted all registration holds to “remove stressful barriers at this difficult time” for current students. The college is in the process of completing this task within the learning management system.  Online registration periods have also been extended.…
  • THE W TO CLOSE TO PUBLIC AT NOON MARCH 17
    WAVERLY, Iowa – The W, Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center, in accordance with the State Disaster Emergency Plan, will close at noon, March 17, to the public.  The facility will remain closed through at least 11:59 p.m., March 31.  For…
  • 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.
  • COLUMN: IN EUROPE IN THE MIDST OF THE CORONAVIRUS
    The cancellation of my program has been disappointing, but it does make sense, given the way that we’ve seen countries like Italy become overrun with the virus.
  • 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…
  • WARTBURG STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT, VP RESPOND TO COVID-19
    SILVIA OAKLAND, TRUMPET EDITOR-IN-CHIEF “My family and I decided it would be best for me to return home.” Jenna Brannaman, Wartburg College student body vice president After choosing to voluntarily leave campus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jenna Brannaman, student…
  • COLUMN: ‘I’M SAD, I’M DISAPPOINTED’
    Wartburg musician discusses canceled tour NATHAN STEPHANY, KV NEWS DIRECTOR The announcement that Wartburg College had made the decision to cancel travel didn’t come as a surprise to me, but as a very disappointing inevitability. That announcement, of course, included…
  • 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…
  • COLUMN: ‘BIG ROLLERCOASTER OF EMOTIONS’
    The past couple of days have been very difficult for not just myself but many of my peers and others that participate in athletic programs. For me, our conference, the American Rivers Conference (A-R-C), made a statement this morning that all remaining winter sports and all spring sports seasons have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus.
  • 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.
  • UPDATE: WARTBURG CAMPUS LOGISTICS DURING PANDEMIC
    WIND ENSEMBLE SUSPEND RUN-OUTS Wind ensemble touring directors have suspended run-outs until the end of the semester. The run-outs have not been canceled, and have a possibility of being rescheduled during the May Term, according to an email sent to…
  • A-R-C CANCELS SPRING SEASON DUE TO COVID-19
    The American Rivers Conference (A-R-C) will cancel spring season competition due to COVID-19, according to a statement released by the A-R-C at 10 a.m., Friday, March 13. The cancellation included regular season, championships and awards. The A-R-C is currently awaiting…
  • WARTBURG WRESTLING, TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS CANCELLED
    ANNIKA WALL, TRUMPET MANAGING EDITOR The NCAA released via Twitter at 3:16 p.m., Thursday, March 12, that the NCAA has canceled all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This includes all Division III championships, which Wartburg was slated to take…
  • COLUMN: MY ER VISIT AMIDST COVID-19 PANDEMIC
    The next day I stayed home from work, and the day after that, I finally went to the emergency room. I had been too stubborn to actually take action until this point.
  • LIVE UPDATE: WARTBURG TO MOVE TO REMOTE LEARNING AFTER EASTER
    Classes at Wartburg College are still being conducted in person for the foreseeable future, as advised from the Bremer County Health Department, Iowa Department of Public Health and CDC, according to an email sent to the student body at 5:11 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, from President Darrell Colson.

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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