Special Report

How Schools Plan to Reopen in Every State

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Montana
> Weekly schedule changes: Students may alternate school days or attend half days, allow for cleaning time in classrooms
> Daily routine changes: Lunches suggested to be served in classrooms, staggered arrival times
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for all students and staff
> Health screening precautions: Visitor temperature checks
> Classroom space organization: Separate desks as much as possible, break large classes in small groups, close gyms, playgrounds, and libraries
> Extracurricular activities status: Canceling recommended

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Nebraska
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district
> Daily routine changes: Frequent and proper hand-washing
> Mask or face covering rules: No mandate
> Health screening precautions: Change air filters regularly, make visitors wash their hands before entering the school, self-screen, sanitize, and maintain physical distancing
> Classroom space organization: Move high school choirs to larger spaces, or practice in smaller groups
> Extracurricular activities status: Only sports is allowed to continue

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Nevada
> Weekly schedule changes: Schools open on the scheduled date have to be prepared if there are any renewed concerns
> Daily routine changes: Limit use of common areas like playgrounds, teachers rorate, not students, restroom rotation
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for staff and students
> Health screening precautions: Post signs about proper hand-washing and other ways to stop the virus spread in visible locations, recommended symptom checks for staff and student
> Classroom space organization: Desks to be 6 feet apart, install markings
> Extracurricular activities status: Sports allowed to continue

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New Hampshire
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each school district
> Daily routine changes: Consider staggering recess times
> Mask or face covering rules: Masks recommended, but not required
> Health screening precautions: Daily health screenings for staff, students
> Classroom space organization: Desks to be placed 3 to 6 feet apart, all desks should face in the same direction, students should have assigned seats
> Extracurricular activities status: Up to each school

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New Jersey
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district, focus on hybrid learning
> Daily routine changes: Staggering meal times, recess held in staggered shifts, gym classes in marked areas
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for school staff and visitors
> Health screening precautions: Screening for symptoms and history of exposure
> Classroom space organization: Install physical barriers between desks, desks face the same direction
> Extracurricular activities status: Avoid close-group activities like reading circles

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