Special Report

How Schools Plan to Reopen in Every State

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New Mexico
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district
> Daily routine changes: Establish protocols for bus stops and loading/unloading students
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for all students and staff
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks
> Classroom space organization: Limit in-person classes to 50% of classroom capacity,a space seating, utilize outdoor seating as practicable> Extracurricular activities status: Eliminate field trips and nonessential travel except travel conducted under NMAA guidelines for sports and extracurricular activities

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New York
> Weekly schedule changes: 1-3 days a week in-person instruction
> Daily routine changes: Lunch in classroom, restrict use of hallways
> Mask or face covering rules: Required if 6 feet cannot be maintained
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks for all
> Classroom space organization: Use large common areas for classrooms, keep students in same groups, use visual aids for traffic flow
> Extracurricular activities status: Canceling recommended

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North Carolina
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to each district
> Daily routine changes: Frequent hand-washing, lunch in classrooms
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for teachers and students K-12
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks
> Classroom space organization: One-way hallways, students in same groups, installing physical barriers
> Extracurricular activities status: Ban activities that bring many people together

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North Dakota
> Weekly schedule changes: Up to school district
> Daily routine changes: Students in same groups, group sizes should be no more than 15 people
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for all students and staff, especially when physical distancing is difficult to maintain
> Health screening precautions: Testing for COVID-19 based on risk level
> Classroom space organization: Use large areas such as gyms and playgrounds to hold classes
> Extracurricular activities status: Cancel all field trips, inter-group events, and extracurricular activities

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Ohio
> Weekly schedule changes: 2-3 days a week in schools
> Daily routine changes: N/A
> Mask or face covering rules: Mandated for staff
> Health screening precautions: N/A
> Classroom space organization: Social distancing required
> Extracurricular activities status: Contact sports may be played in fall, pending decision on Sept. 4 from Ohio High School Athletic Association

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