Des Moines schools has been the state’s only school system that has refused Gov. Kim Reynolds' order that they hold at least half their classes in-person unless they have received a waiver because of high infection rates.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, water fountains in many public spaces, such as schools and parks, are not in use. Students are, however, permitted and encouraged to carry water bottles with them throughout the school day.
Officials aren’t aware of any serious illness related to COVID-19 within the Winona State community. But they’re seeing an increase in asymptomatic transmission affecting not only the campus, but the greater community.