Special Report

How Schools Are Managing Coronavirus in Every State

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Virginia
> Mask or face covering rules: Required if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screenings
> Re-closing schools: The Fairfax County School Board voted on Sept. 22 to start hybrid learning in October.
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 1,888 per 100,000 people — 18th lowest (total: 160,805)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 4.6% — 20th smallest increase (from 152,557 to 159,570)
> Population: 8.5 million

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Washington
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for staff, recommended for students
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: At least 5 Seattle-area school districts are weighing plans to offer some in-person classes, 2 schools in Southwest Washington closed due to coronavirus exposure, classes were moved online
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 1,235 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 93,035)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 3.1% — 9th smallest increase (from 90,276 to 93,035)
> Population: 7.5 million

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West Virginia
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for staff and students grades 3 and above
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: Westside High School in Oceana closed for 2 weeks until Oct. 8 after 1 person tested positive
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 1,028 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest (total: 18,555)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 9.2% — 11th largest increase (from 16,742 to 18,281)
> Population: 1.8 million

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Wisconsin
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for teacher when close to other people, required for students in high-traffic periods
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks recommended
> Re-closing schools: Portage Community School District closed 3 elementary schools for 2 weeks after 5 new COVID-19 cases, Belmont Community Schools closed for several days schools after 2 students tested positive
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,674 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (total: 155,471)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 13.3% — 6th largest increase (from 134,359 to 152,192)
> Population: 5.8 million

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Wyoming
> Mask or face covering rules: Required if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: Up to each district
> Re-closing schools: The University of Wyoming Law School temporarily moved classes online in September after 6 students tested positive
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 1,350 per 100,000 people — 8th lowest (total: 7,802)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 17.7% — 2nd largest increase (from 6,629 to 7,802)
> Population: 578,000