Special Report

How Schools Are Managing Coronavirus in Every State

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Kansas
> Mask or face covering rules: REquired for staff, visitors, and most students
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks for staff
> Re-closing schools: Schools in small and big towns have moved classes online full-time and have canceled sport events due to coronavirus exposure and team quarantines
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,331 per 100,000 people — 25th highest (total: 67,862)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 8.2% — 16th largest increase (from 62,708 to 67,862)
> Population: 2.9 million

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Kentucky
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended or required, depending on local virus transmission level
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: Schools may begin resuming in-person classes starting Oct. 22
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 1,811 per 100,000 people — 16th lowest (total: 80,930)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 10.6% — 7th largest increase (from 73,158 to 80,930)
> Population: 4.5 million

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Louisiana
> Mask or face covering rules: Required, students who can’t wear them will be in static groups
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: Several large private schools resumed full-time in-person classes a the beginning of October; public schools still use a hybrid model
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 3,708 per 100,000 people — 2nd highest (total: 172,801)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 2.1% — 2nd smallest increase (from 168,512 to 172,119)
> Population: 4.7 million

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Maine
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for adults, required for students age 5+
> Health screening precautions: Daily self-checks for students and staff
> Re-closing schools: A school in Biddeford closed a classroom after 1 student tested positive; St. Dominic Academy’s Lewiston campus was closed through Sept. 28 after 2 students tested positive, Massabesic middle and high schools moved classes online after an outbreak in a middle school
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 432 per 100,000 people — 2nd lowest (total: 5,780)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 3.7% — 14th smallest increase (from 5,545 to 5,752)
> Population: 1.3 million

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Maryland
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks for staff
> Re-closing schools: Harford County brought some students back to class by Oct. 19, Baltimore County Superintendent said students will be back in selected groups starting Nov. 13
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,190 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest (total: 132,343)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 3.2% — 10th smallest increase (from 127,791 to 131,861)
> Population: 6.0 million

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