Special Report

How Schools Plan to Reopen in Every State

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Kansas
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each school: on-site, hybrid, or remote
> Daily routine changes: Designate single entry and exit points, staggered arrival and dismissal times, change bell schedule to minimize foot traffic
> Mask or face covering rules: Masks for staff, visitors, and most students required
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks for staff
> Classroom space organization: Install physical barriers, physical guides to direct traffic, seating areas at least 6 feet apart
> Extracurricular activities status: Pursue virtual activities

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Kentucky
> Weekly schedule changes: Based on virus transmission; calculate how many students should be allowed in classrooms
> Daily routine changes: Schedule arrival and dismissal times,
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended or required, depending on local virus transmission level
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks
> Classroom space organization: Hallways and stairways should be marked with “lanes” for traffic flow
> Extracurricular activities status: Allowed with social distancing precautions

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Louisiana
> Weekly schedule changes: Reopen in phases; up to each school
> Daily routine changes: Hand-washing at least every two hours, remain separated even outdoors
> Mask or face covering rules: Required; students who can’t wear them will be in static groups
> Health screening precautions: Daily health and temperature screenings
> Classroom space organization: Same groups every day, 10 people, including adults, per class, separate groups with walls or partitions when indoors
> Extracurricular activities status: Based on reopening phase

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Maine
> Weekly schedule changes: Based on community spread
> Daily routine changes: Interdisciplinary courses, 6 feet of physical distancing is required during lunch
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for adults, required for students age 5+
> Health screening precautions: Symptom screening for all
> Classroom space organization: Keep students in small groups, increase spacing, mark one-way directions if possible
> Extracurricular activities status: Restricted

Maryland
> Weekly schedule changes: 2-3 days a week in school, longer school days
> Daily routine changes: Restrict students from changing classrooms, stagger school bus schedules
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks for staff
> Classroom space organization: Reduce class sizes, place desks 6 feet from each other
> Extracurricular activities status: Not allowed

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