Waldorf University students warned about Coronavirus before Spring Break

The university has been sending out emails about the facts of the disease and how students can stay safe on Spring Break.

Posted: Mar 5, 2020 10:49 PM
Updated: Mar 6, 2020 6:49 AM

FOREST CITY, Iowa – Waldorf University has been keeping students up to date on the Coronavirus, before they head home for Spring Break. The school’s nurse has been disseminating information about the disease through emails to everyone at the university.

Theater major Kaitlin Rodriguez is one of those students who is making a Spring Break trip.

"The airplane doesn't scare me it's the airport in general, because there's so many people coming in from everywhere. That's what scares me is the airport,” she said.

Rodriguez will be heading back home to Chicago next week, flying into O’Hare International Airport.

"Everybody that is effected is within my county so I'm just kind of like should I be afraid. I don't know? Because it's like there's not a lot of reports that are stabilized out there,” she said.

She knows about the five cases of Coronavirus in Cook County and is a little concerned about it. While visiting her family, she will be working at a theater company downtown, in close proximity with lots of people.

"Hand sanitizer all around, especially with the theater, you have to be like healthy and what not, so hand sanitizer...I have a lot everywhere in my house, in my room, and my backpack. Everywhere,” said Rodriguez.

Sierra Kearns won't be flying home, but instead driving back to Elk River, Minnesota, where she will work as a lifeguard at the YMCA. She says the hot indoor pool could be a perfect breeding ground for disease.

"A lot of the time people will come swimming at the 'Y' all the time, whether they're sick or not. They'll bring their sick kids just to get them exercise,” said Kearns.

While Kearns says she's not a germophobe, she is planning on adding something extra to her usual tools of the trade.

"I’m not one that's normally concerned about getting sick or anything like that but definitely this time. Lifeguards have a fanny pack that has their breathing mask and their gloves and everything. I will be keeping a small bottle of sanitizer in mine,” she said.

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Confirmed Cases: 26980

Reported Deaths: 1159
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Nobles15775
Anoka152779
Dakota144664
Washington70035
Olmsted68911
Rice5243
Kandiyohi5141
Scott4712
Clay44930
Mower4462
Wright3492
Todd3441
Sherburne2492
Carver2402
Benton1853
Steele1700
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Martin1355
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Lyon1012
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Polk632
Itasca5610
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Jackson420
Murray410
McLeod410
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Mille Lacs241
Rock230
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Wilkin113
Wadena100
Pope100
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Renville70
Mahnomen61
Lincoln60
Red Lake40
Traverse40
Grant40
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Roseau30
Stevens10
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Confirmed Cases: 21114

Reported Deaths: 593
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Polk4614140
Woodbury286137
Black Hawk178849
Buena Vista10672
Linn97879
Dallas95226
Marshall91418
Wapello63615
Johnson6198
Muscatine56741
Crawford5512
Tama41129
Scott38510
Dubuque35921
Louisa35011
Pottawattamie31910
Sioux3060
Jasper26917
Wright2210
Washington1968
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Plymouth1522
Story1311
Allamakee1204
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Hamilton760
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Bremer716
Clarke690
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Taylor660
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Benton431
Cherokee410
Monroe415
Jones370
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Osceola360
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Marion350
Dickinson350
Buchanan341
Iowa340
Clayton343
Cerro Gordo331
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Lee290
Sac280
Davis280
Emmet270
Fayette270
Clay270
Monona260
Harrison260
Hardin240
Lyon240
Winneshiek240
Lucas222
Mills200
Grundy200
Franklin200
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Pocahontas200
Delaware191
Floyd191
Hancock180
Appanoose173
Butler161
Kossuth160
Carroll151
Ida150
Greene150
Keokuk140
Jackson140
Page140
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Howard120
Winnebago110
Calhoun100
Union100
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