Special Report

How Schools Plan to Reopen in Every State

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> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district
> Daily routine changes: Encourage frequent hand-washing, staggered arrival and dismissal times, assigned seats
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for students 11+, required if 6 feet distance cannot be maintained
> Health screening precautions: Temperature and symptom screenings for all at home or on site
> Classroom space organization: Same groups every day if 6 feet physical distance cannot be maintained, direct flow of movement in hallways, install physical barriers
> Extracurricular activities status: Vary by reopening phase

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> Weekly schedule changes: Mixing online and in-school classes
> Daily routine changes: Less free movement through school facilities, assigned seating
> Mask or face covering rules: Masks required for all when inside school
> Health screening precautions: Maximize social distancing, frequent hand-washing, students bring their own water
> Classroom space organization: Same groups every day, use gyms and auditoriums for classrooms
> Extracurricular activities status: Allow completely independent ones like yoga

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> Weekly schedule changes: Based on community spread
> Daily routine changes: Direct flow of people in common areas, do activities that allow for social distancing, minimizing mixing of classes
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for staff and grades 4-12, recommended for Pre-K – 3 grade
> Health screening precautions: Parents check students for symptoms every morning
> Classroom space organization: Individual desks, minimize table seating, use outdoor space for classrooms, desks face the same direction
> Extracurricular activities status: Canceling recommended

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> Weekly schedule changes: In-person, unless barred by local directives
> Daily routine changes: Lunch in classrooms or outdoors, no sharing of supplies
> Mask or face covering rules: Up to each school
> Health screening precautions: Set up secondary clinic for kids showing symptoms
> Classroom space organization: Same groups every day, convert cafeterias, libraries, gyms, auditoriums, and outdoor areas into classrooms
> Extracurricular activities status: Virtual activities

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> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district
> Daily routine changes: Walking zones for in-person drop-off, schedule arrival times, schedule many outdoor activities
> Mask or face covering rules: Personal choice
> Health screening precautions: Students wash their desks daily, ban sharing of supplies
> Classroom space organization: Close every other row of seats; use separate partitions in open spaces; use markings on floors or walls
> Extracurricular activities status: Not those that require close guarding and contact

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