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ELKADER, Iowa – Central Community School District officials announced today that all facilities now are closed to non-essential workers and visitors.

Superintendent Nick Trenkamp made the announcement in a post on social media. It cites the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Clayton County, which was announced today, as the reason for the restriction, which includes athletic facilities and playgrounds.

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Trenkamp states that the Elkader Police Department will enforce the order.

The district office will remain open to visitors who have an approved appointment.