Special Report

How Schools Plan to Reopen in Every State

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Massachusetts
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district; academic year start postponed until Sept. 16 and cut to 170 days
> Daily routine changes: Limit traffic in hallways, spend time in same groups
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for grade 2 and up, encouraged for the rest
> Health screening precautions: Temperature checks are not recommended
> Classroom space organization: Same groups every day for elementary students, no maximum number for class size but students must be 6 feet apart, use large spaces for classrooms
> Extracurricular activities status: TBD

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Michigan
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district, online classes must be an option
> Daily routine changes: Reinforce proper hand-washing techniques required, hand-washing every 2-3 hours, limit use of classroom materials
> Mask or face covering rules: Required
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks
> Classroom space organization: Desks at least 6 feet apart, facing same direction, reduce class sizes, post signs showing proper social distancing
> Extracurricular activities status: Not allowed

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Minnesota
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district
> Daily routine changes: Schedule hygiene routines
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for students, staff, and others in schools, offices, and transportation
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom and temperature checks
> Classroom space organization: Give students as much space as possible
> Extracurricular activities status: Allowed, with guidance

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Mississippi
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district
> Daily routine changes: Stagger cafeteria use
> Mask or face covering rules: Required indoors and outdoors when social distancing is not possible
> Health screening precautions: Routine symptom and temperature screening
> Classroom space organization: 6 foot distancing is recommended
> Extracurricular activities status: Allowed, with guidance

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Missouri
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district
> Daily routine changes: Assigned seating, lunch in classrooms
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for staff and faculty only
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screenings
> Classroom space organization: Desks should face the same direction, be 6 feet apart if possible
> Extracurricular activities status: Allowed, with guidance

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