Special Report

How Schools Are Managing Coronavirus in Every State

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Massachusetts
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for grade 2 and up, encouraged for the rest
> Health screening precautions: Temperature checks are not recommended
> Re-closing schools: Hopkinton Public Schools closed temporarily at the end of September for contact tracing after 1 high school student tested positive; Marlborough High School moved classes online until Oct. 13 after several students who did not attnd class tested positive
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 1,984 per 100,000 people — 19th lowest (total: 136,933)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 3.0% — 8th smallest increase (from 132,905 to 136,933)
> Population: 6.9 million

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Michigan
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for some
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks recommended
> Re-closing schools: All school districts in Houghton County closed for 2 weeks on Sept. 28 after the county positivity rate increased from 0.6% at the end of August, to 5.1% as of Sept. 21, at least one high school in Lapeer County closed for 2 weeks until Oct. 12 after 1 student tested positive
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 1,515 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest (total: 151,396)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 6.1% — 25th smallest increase (from 142,726 to 151,396)
> Population: 10.0 million

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Minnesota
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for students, staff, and others in schools, offices, and transportation
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: A high school in Fairmont switched to remote learning after county case rates increased, Brainerd school district moved all high school classes online for 2 weeks, an elementary school in the Sauk Rapids Rice School District closed temporarily after 1 confirmed case
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,042 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (total: 114,574)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 8.2% — 15th largest increase (from 104,799 to 113,439)
> Population: 5.6 million

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Mississippi
> Mask or face covering rules: Required if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: 819 new cases have been confirmed in the week leading up to Oct. 2 in 79 counties in Mississippi
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 3,547 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (total: 105,941)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 4.5% — 19th smallest increase (from 100,703 to 105,228)
> Population: 3.0 million

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Missouri
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening.
> Re-closing schools: Several schools across the state temporarily closed in September to contain a cluster of coronavirus cases, many students either tested positive or had to leave school because they had to quarantine
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,354 per 100,000 people — 24th highest (total: 144,230)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 8.1% — 17th largest increase (from 133,418 to 144,230)
> Population: 6.1 million