Special Report

How Schools Plan to Reopen in Every State

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Virginia
> Weekly schedule changes: Reopen in three phases, use a hybrid model
> Daily routine changes: Limit classes to 10 people
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for all staff
> Health screening precautions: Daily health screenings
> Classroom space organization: Close common areas like cafeterias, maintain physical distance
> Extracurricular activities status: Not allowed

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Washington
> Weekly schedule changes: Many districts going to hybrid approach
> Daily routine changes: Frequent hand-washing, physical distancing
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for staff, recommended for students > Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks and symptoms checks
> Classroom space organization: Elementary students in same groups, place student desks to maximize space between students, facing in the same direction
> Extracurricular activities status: Cancel activities in which students may be in close contact

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West Virginia
> Weekly schedule changes: Expected to open for in-person instruction
> Daily routine changes: Students to stay in the same classroom, lunch in classroom
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for staff and students 9+
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks, age-appropriate screening checklist
> Classroom space organization: Space meal serving lines and space seating
> Extracurricular activities status: Field trips will likely not be scheduled

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Wisconsin
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district, many will start in-person classes
> Daily routine changes: More lunch periods, practice physical distancing when possible, frequent hand-washing
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for teacher when close to other people, required for students in high-traffic periods
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks or symptoms screenings recommended
> Classroom space organization: Keep children in grades 4K-8 in same groups and in same classroom
> Extracurricular activities status: Allowed, with guidance

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Wyoming
> Weekly schedule changes: Three-tiered plan based on community spread
> Daily routine changes: Specific groups use specific school entrances, lunch in classrooms, snacks not allowed
> Mask or face covering rules: Required in schools when 6 feet of physical distancing is not possible
> Health screening precautions: Up to each district
> Classroom space organization: Install physical barriers, partition certain areas to reduce crowding
> Extracurricular activities status: Allowed, with guidance

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