Indianola’s Victory Christian Academy headed back to in-person classes this week after positive cases of COVID pushed them online last week and the Carlisle School Board is planning a special meeting Monday to talk about its learning model for after Thanksgiving.

Meanwhile, Warren County added 54 new cases of the virus on Friday.

The 50125 zip code, which includes Indianola, jumped by 23 cases on Friday. The 50211 zip code that includes Norwalk went up 11 cases and the 50047 zip code, which includes Carlisle, went up by 10 cases.

Other communities adding cases included 50320/Des Moines, with three; 50118/Hartford, 50001/Ackworth, 50240/St. Charles with two cases each. 50166/Milo added one case.

The Carlisle Center for Wellness and Rehab has 26 cases with six new cases added in the last 14 days. Twelve people at the facility have recovered from the virus.

Simpson College added five new cases of COVID-19 as of Friday morning for a total of 17 new cases the week of Nov. 16, according to the Simpsonian, the college student newspaper. The school currently has 24 active cases and 59 students in quarantine on and off campus.

The number of positive cases on campus climbed by 23 last week.

The Harvard Global Health Institute’s risk assessment dashboard says that as of Wednesday, the most recent day for which statistics are available, Warren County was averaging 63.3 cases of the virus on a rolling seven-day period. That’s down slightly from the day earlier, when the average was 66.1.

The county has 123 cases per 100,000 over a rolling seven-day period, said the site.

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