Special Report

How Schools Are Managing Coronavirus in Every State

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Hawaii
> Mask or face covering rules: Required if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screenings
> Re-closing schools: At least 15 school districts have reported coronavirus cases as of Sept. 20, about a month after the new academic year started
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 951 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest (total: 13,514)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 5.5% — 23rd smallest increase (from 12,804 to 13,514)
> Population: 1.4 million

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Idaho
> Mask or face covering rules: Required by some districts
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks for all
> Re-closing schools: The Camas County School District and the Glenns Ferry School District closed down schools for in-person instruction for at least 2 weeks until early October after multiple people tested positive, classes were moved online
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,774 per 100,000 people — 14th highest (total: 48,663)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 9.5% — 10th largest increase (from 44,422 to 48,663)
> Population: 1.8 million

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Illinois
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for all students age 5+
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screenings and temperature checks for all
> Re-closing schools: Contact sports like football and volleyball in Illinois cancelled until spring; one of the largest school districts in Illinois is moving to hybrid model in mid-October after starting the school year fully remote
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,549 per 100,000 people — 21st highest (total: 324,743)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 6.1% — 24th largest increase (from 303,394 to 321,892)
> Population: 12.7 million

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Indiana
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for school staff
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: Public schools started phasing in students for in-person instruction on Oct. 5
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,064 per 100,000 people — 21st lowest (total: 138,104)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 8.4% — 14th largest increase (from 125,976 to 136,555)
> Population: 6.7 million

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Iowa
> Mask or face covering rules: Not recommended but allowed
> Health screening precautions: Up to each school
> Re-closing schools: The Des Moines school district defied Gov. Kim Reynolds order and started the school year remotely. At least one high school in Davenport closed until Oct. 5 after 11 people tested positive and 200+ had to quarantine, classes were moved online
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 3,188 per 100,000 people — 8th highest (total: 100,632)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 7.7% — 18th largest increase (from 92,901 to 100,052)
> Population: 3.2 million

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