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How Schools Plan to Reopen in Every State

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Alabama
> Weekly schedule changes: 2 days in school alternating AM and PM schedule, 3 days remote learning
> Daily routine changes: Reinforce hand-washing, limit use of classroom materials
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for nurses and school visitors
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks
> Classroom space organization: Reduce class sizes, limit entries and exits to school, use gyms as classrooms
> Extracurricular activities status: Allowed

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Alaska
> Weekly schedule changes: Based on community spread, elementary school in-person, middle and high school online
> Daily routine changes: Based on community spread, extended dismissal times, scheduled arrival times
> Mask or face covering rules: Encouraged whenever possible
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature and symptom screening for all students and staff
> Classroom space organization: Based on community spread; same groups every day, reduce mixing of students
> Extracurricular activities status: Based on community spread

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Arizona
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district
> Daily routine changes: Assigned seating, designated arrival times or locations, serve lunch in classrooms
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for everyone when physical distancing is not possible
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature and symptom checks
> Classroom space organization: Reduce class sizes, reorganize classrooms to allow 6 feet between students; install physical barriers
> Extracurricular activities status: Allowed, with guidance

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Arkansas
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district
> Daily routine changes: Lunch in classrooms; no gatherings in hallways and cafeterias; rotating teachers, not students
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for children 10+ on buses, drivers
> Health screening precautions: Have screening stations, screening signs
> Classroom space organization: Repurpose unused spaces, modify existing spaces to allow for maximum distancing of students and staff
> Extracurricular activities status: Allowed, with guidance

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California
> Weekly schedule changes: Alternate distance learning days with in-person days
> Daily routine changes: Stagger cafeteria use, lunch in classrooms, limit gatherings
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for all staff
> Health screening precautions: Daily screening and temperature checks, hand-washing required before entering school
> Classroom space organization: Reduce class sizes, use gyms and auditoriums for classes, install physical barriers
> Extracurricular activities status: Allowed if physical distance can be maintained

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