Special Report

How Schools Plan to Reopen in Every State

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Hawaii
> Weekly schedule changes: First 9 days will be half days; prioritize in-person classes for young kids
> Daily routine changes: Same groups every day, organize more virtual activities, lunch in classroom, stagger arrival and dismissal protocols
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for all outside the classroom and when 6 feet spacing is not possible
> Health screening precautions: Daily health screenings
> Classroom space organization: Install physical barriers, maintain physical distancing, keep desks at least 3 feet apart
> Extracurricular activities status: Canceling recommended

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Idaho
> Weekly schedule changes: Hybrid instruction based on community transmission
> Daily routine changes: Limit physical interaction through group work
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for all when practical
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom and temperature checks for all
> Classroom space organization: Use large spaces for classrooms, remove unused desks
> Extracurricular activities status: Based on community spread

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Illinois
> Weekly schedule changes: Most schools will resume in-person instruction
> Daily routine changes: Schedule restroom breaks, stagger arrivals and dismissals, restrict sharing of any items, suspend use of lockers
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for all students age 5+
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screenings and temperature checks
> Classroom space organization: Rearrange desks to allow 6-foot distance in all directions, keep windows open, mark path of travel inside the classroom
> Extracurricular activities status: Allowed, with guidance

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Indiana
> Weekly schedule changes: Most schools offer option of full-time in-person or remote instruction
> Daily routine changes: Stay in single classroom, no mixing of classes or grade levels, discourage attendance awards
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for school staff
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature screenings
> Classroom space organization: Rearrange desks facing same direction, assign seating
> Extracurricular activities status: Allowed, with guidance

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Iowa
> Weekly schedule changes: At least 50% of classes in person
> Daily routine changes: Up to each school
> Mask or face covering rules: Not recommended but allowed
> Health screening precautions: Up to each school
> Classroom space organization: Post signs on how to stop the spread of the virus, properly wash hands
> Extracurricular activities status: Up to each school

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