Special Report

How Schools Are Managing Coronavirus in Every State

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Colorado
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for students 11+, required for staff and if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: At-home or on-site symptom screening, temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: The Roaring Fork School District closed an elementary school until Sept. 28 after two staff members tested positive, a high school in Littleton and one in Edgewater closed until Sept. 28 after a few students tested positive and 100+ students and staff had to quarantine
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 1,388 per 100,000 people — 10th lowest (total: 79,037)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 7.4% — 19th largest increase (from 73,076 to 78,461)
> Population: 5.7 million

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Connecticut
> Mask or face covering rules: Masks required for all when inside school
> Health screening precautions: Maximize social distancing, students bring their own water
> Re-closing schools: At least 8 schools, including in Groton, Fairfield, and New Britain temporarily closed until the end of Sept. or mid-October after students positive, classes were moved online
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 1,718 per 100,000 people — 15th lowest (total: 61,377)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 3.8% — 15th smallest increase (from 59,120 to 61,377)
> Population: 3.6 million

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Delaware
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for staff and grades 4-12, recommended for Pre-K – 3 grade
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks at home, the state will provide testing for staff and students
> Re-closing schools: At least 5 schools have had to temporarily close in September after students and staff tested positive, classes were moved online
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,315 per 100,000 people — 25th lowest (total: 22,394)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 4.3% — 18th smallest increase (from 21,363 to 22,289)
> Population: 967,000

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Florida
> Mask or face covering rules: Up to each school
> Health screening precautions: Set up secondary clinic for kids showing symptoms
> Re-closing schools: A week after schools in Miami-Dade County reopened for in-person instruction, one school in Key Biscayne closed after 2 students tested positive, classes were moved online; at least 6 schools in the county have positive COVID-19 cases
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 3,468 per 100,000 people — 4th highest (total: 738,749)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 2.5% — 4th smallest increase (from 717,874 to 736,024)
> Population: 21.3 million

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Georgia
> Mask or face covering rules: Personal choice
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks for all
> Re-closing schools: Several Jackson County middle and high schools were temporarily closed in September because over 300 students had to quarantine due to possible coronavirus exposure
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 3,159 per 100,000 people — 10th highest (total: 332,311)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 2.7% — 6th smallest increase (from 323,714 to 332,311)
> Population: 10.5 million

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