Decorah Fire Department

The Decorah Fire Department proudly services the City of Decorah and the residents of Decorah, Glenwood, Canoe, Pleasant Townships and portions of Madison, Bluffton, Burr Oak, Hesper, Highland and Springfield townships through an agreement with the Decorah Rural Fire Protective association

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City of Decorah

City of Decorah

1 day 23 hours ago

COVID-19 JIC UPDATE 4/1/2020
> Governor's Press Conference

[Additional COVID-19 cases in Iowa, additional deaths
confirmed]

Des Moines:
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 52 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 549 positive cases. According to IDPH, 2
additional deaths were reported; one elderly adult (81+) in Polk County, and one elderly adult (81+) in Washington County. There have been a total of 7,304 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs.

According to IDPH, the locations and age ranges of the 52 individuals include:

• Cerro Gordo County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
• Clayton County, 1 elderly adult (81+)
• Clinton County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
• Dallas County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
• Des Moines County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
• Dubuque County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
• Harrison County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
• Henry County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
• Iowa County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
• Jasper County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years)
• Johnson County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80
years)
• Linn County, 2 adults (18-40 years), 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
• Madison County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
• Mitchell County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years)
• Muscatine County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
• O’Brien County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)
• Polk County, 1 middle-age adult (41-60 years), 3 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly (81+)
• Pottawattamie County, 1 child (0-17 years)
• Poweshiek County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
• Scott County, 2 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 1 adult (18-40 years)
• Story County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)
• Tama County, 1 middle age adult (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years)
• Van Buren County, 1 older adult (61-80 years)
• Warren County, 1 adult (18-40 years)
• Washington County, 1 adult (18-40 years), 5 middle-age adults (41-60 years), 2 older adults (61-80 years), 1 elderly adult (81+)

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided by IDPH and can be found here. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The state of Iowa has started sharing the number of negative tests conducted at outside labs, and is providing additional information on the conditions of those infected with COVID-19.

Note:
Upon further case investigation, a positive case identified as a Washington County resident was determined to be a resident of Keokuk County. Maps at the IDPH webpage and coronavirus.iowa.gov will be updated to reflect the new information.

Map Data:
idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/NovelCoronavirus?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

City of Decorah

2 days 19 hours ago

“For Winneshiek County, any organization that is going to immediately run out of PPE in the next seven to 10 days may formally request PPE from me. All organizations must continue to try and procure their own PPE and cannot solely rely on me,” Snyder said Monday.

decorahnewspapers.com/Content/News/Local-News/Article/Iowa-National-Guard-delivers-PPE-to-Decorah/2/10/49433

City of Decorah

3 days 20 hours ago

"The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 73 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 497 positive cases. One death was reported in Muscatine County, a middle-aged (41-60) resident. There have been a total of 6,888 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the State Hygienic Lab and other labs."

City of Decorah

City of Decorah

4 days 22 hours ago

Rumor Control:

The World Health Organization has introduced a rumor control website that also has downloadable graphics.
It is available at: www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

FEMA is operating a rumor control page at www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control

FEMA also provides other great resources like fact sheets: www.fema.gov/coronavirus

Federal Coronavirus Site: www.coronavirus.gov/

The CDC also addresses this on their site: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/share-facts.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fshare-facts.html

Medicare Scams and Fraud information: www.medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus.
Iowans can contact Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol for information about scams and to report Fraud. Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol is housed in the Iowa Insurance Division. shiip.iowa.gov/smp/

FDA Fraudulent COVID-19 kits Information: www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-alerts-consumers-about-unauthorized-fraudulent-covid-19-test-kits. Overall Website: www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-issues/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

City of Decorah

4 days 22 hours ago

Small Business Loans:

· Governor Reynolds has announced the creation of The Iowa Small Business Relief Fund. This provides grants from $5,000-$25,000 for small business having between 2 and 25 employees. The application is available at: www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/our-agency-detail-resources/6710. The application is currently available through March 31.

· Governor Reynolds announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued a disaster declaration for the state of Iowa as of January 31, 2020 and continuing. The declaration allows pandemic-impacted small businesses to apply for low-interest support loans. The declaration comes after Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds submitted a federal funding request via the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

o Applications can be made via the SBA’s website: disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

o Applicants can monitor the status of their applications online after submission.

o For questions, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Additional resources for businesses can be accessed at www.safeguardiowa.org

City of Decorah

City of Decorah

1 week 2 hours ago

IDPH has announced that there is a need for blood donations. Information can be found at: www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus--covid-19--and-blood-donation.html

City of Decorah

City of Decorah

1 week 15 hours ago

City of Decorah

City of Decorah

1 week 15 hours ago

A status report of monitoring and testing of COVID19 in Iowa is provided by IDPH and can be found at idph.iowa.gov/Emerging-Health-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus. In addition, a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1 or 1-800-244-7431. The state of Iowa will begin sharing the number of negative tests conducted at outside labs soon.

Iowans who have traveled recently for business or spring break vacations, whether internationally or domestically outside of Iowa, should strongly consider self-isolating for 14 days. This will support Iowa's ongoing efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and limit the introduction of the virus from other points of travel.

Iowa has implemented many provisions to emphasize social distancing, and self-isolation after travel is another measure we can take to slow the spread of the virus and avoid quickly overburdening our healthcare system.

As of 3/25/20, the following is an overview of actions taken by Iowa and surrounding states concerning disaster declarations, shelter in place orders, school closures, business closures, and travel restrictions.

City of Decorah

City of Decorah

1 week 17 hours ago

3/25 Update-

Governor Reynolds announced Iowa had received a Federal Disaster Declaration.

In Tuesday's press conference, Governor Reynolds mentioned the "Essential Services" information. This document was produced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is available at www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce.

As a reminder, this is just guidance and is not currently being used in Iowa as a Shelter in Place order has not been implemented.

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 21 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 145 positive cases in 31 counties. There have been 2,578 negative tests. There has also been one death announced.

The numbers as of 3/24 are as follows:

· Allamakee County 1 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)

· Benton County, 2 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)

· Hancock County, 1 middle-aged adults (41-60 years)

· Johnson County, 4 adults (18-40 years), 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years), 1 older adult (61-80 years)

· Linn County, 1 middle-aged adult (41-60 years)

· Muscatine County, 1 adult (18-40 years)

· Polk County, 3 older adults (61-80 years)

· Poweshiek County, 2 older adults (61-80 years)

· Scott County, 2 middle-aged (41-60 years)

· Washington County, 2 adults (18-40 years)

City of Decorah

City of Decorah

1 week 22 hours ago

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 our community health partners are stressing the importance of STAYING HOME. This does slow the spread.

If you must go out, MAINTAIN the 6 feet physical distancing - about the length of a twin bed.

Send one {1) person out to go to the grocery store to get essentials for ONE week.

Utilize social media to connect socially by video streaming, Facebook live, Zoom and other apps. We know you need to socially connect but it must be at a distance for all.

Public notification of any additional positives will be released daily on the Iowa Department of Public Health website.

If you have health concerns with respiratory symptoms, you NEED to call your providers first before going to the hospital or clinics.

If you stay home NOW, we can have the summer together.

Thank you for helping to keep our communities safe.

News and Reminders

Control Burns:

Please contact the Decorah Fire Department of any controlled burn. You can contact the Decorah Fire Department by calling 563-382-3472 any time before you burn. Please include your name, contact number, location and description of what you are planning to burn.

Smoke Alarms:

Clean and check your smoke detectors monthly.

Iowa Smoke Alarm Law:

State of Iowa Law change requiring all newly constructed residential properties to have dual sensor (photoelectric and ionization) detectors placed in the residence. If you are replacing smoke detectors in you house. You will be required to purchase and install the dual detectors. For more information about this new law please click here.

Volunteer:

If you would like to learn more about the Decorah Fire Department and how you can volunteer please contact any fire department member or stop at the fire station. Visit our training page for updated pictures and videos of our training.

Visit and Tour:

Individuals may visit the Decorah Fire Department between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Other dates and times may be scheduled by calling or stopping at fire quarters.

Decorah Fire Department Mission Statement

The Decorah fire Department is committed to providing rapid, high quality emergency services through teamwork and leadership, utilizing highly trained volunteers dedicated to the well being of our community twenty-four hours per day.