From the City of Decorah

Click on the link to read the latest Press Releases and Information regarding COVID-19


Message regarding Mask Usage from Mayor Borowski

COVID 19 Guidance For Cloth Face Coverings 04-06-2020


Homemade Mask Design Guidance From IDPH


Joint Press Release City Of Decorah & Winn Co Public Health 03 25 2020


Gundersen Health Systems: What to do if you suspect exposure to Covid-19


From the Social Security Administration:

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the Social Security Administration closed ALL local Social Security offices to the public for in-person service.
Full press release about the situation:
Local Social Security resource page:


Winneshiek County First Covid-19 Winneshiek County Press Release 03-18-2020

Winneshiek County Covid-19 Press Release 03-18-2020


Winneshiek County Covid-19 Press Release 03-17-2020


City of Decorah Press Release 03-16-2020

Decorah Public Library Closure Release 03-16-2020


Decorah Public Library Press Release 03-13-2020

Public Health Resources

Winneshiek County Public Health

Iowa Department of Public Health Main Page

Iowa Department of Public Health Covid-19 Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Main Page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) Page

World Health Organization Main Page

World Heath Organization Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Page






Red Cross

American Red Cross


The Disaster Mental Health volunteers at the American Red Cross have put together some short (60-90 second) videos with tips and advice to help people take care of themselves mentally.

Please feel free to share these if you wish.  During Difficult Times Imagine The Best Focus On Your 5 Senses When Worried Your Community Needs Essential Workers Reduce Your News Exposure To Improve Your Mental Health  Helplessness when feeling stressed Healthy Routines Help Us Cope With Stress


People can also follow the American Red Cross of Greater Iowa on Facebook at

Need Wifi Access? City Wifi Available at the Municipal Building & Decorah Public Library

City Wifi Available at City Hall and Decorah Public Library

If you experience internet outages or slow speeds, The City can provide some relief.

The Municipal Building and the Decorah Public Library utilize the Decorah MetroNet, a redundant fiber ring connecting many public and government facilities in Decorah. Because of the true “network” construction of the fiber ring, connection to the Internet is still intact even if other service providers go down. The public is invited to use the WiFi network at either of these public facilities.

Municipal Building –        Network Name: Decorah_public                 PW: metronet

Decorah Public Library – Network Name: Decorah_library_public  PW: metronet