Special Report

How Schools Are Managing Coronavirus in Every State

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Montana
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for all students and staff
> Health screening precautions: Visitor temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: Whitefish Public Schools closed its middle school after 16 new cases in the district, classes were moved online, Jordan Public Schools closed schools for 2 weeks in early October after 1 staff member tested positive, classes were moved online
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 1,846 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (total: 19,611)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 28.8% — the largest increase (from 14,847 to 19,125)
> Population: 1.1 million

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Nebraska
> Mask or face covering rules: Up to each school
> Health screening precautions: Visitors wash hands before entering the school, symptom self-screen
> Re-closing schools: Students in Omaha Public Schools, Nebraska’s largest public school district, returned to the classroom starting Sept. 23 for the first time since March
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,739 per 100,000 people — 17th highest (total: 52,839)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 9.6% — 9th largest increase (from 47,807 to 52,382)
> Population: 1.9 million

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Nevada
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for staff and students
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks recommended, post signs about proper hand-washing and other ways to stop the virus
> Re-closing schools: At least one elementary school was temporarily closed after one suspected positive case that may have exposed 8 people, Bishop Manogue Catholic High School temporarily closed in October after 2 students tested positive
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,862 per 100,000 people — 13th highest (total: 86,835)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 4.7% — 21st smallest increase (from 82,437 to 86,348)
> Population: 3.0 million

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New Hampshire
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screenings for staff, students
> Re-closing schools: One high school moved classes online for 3 days and suspended sports indefinitely after several students tested positive
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 679 per 100,000 people — 3rd lowest (total: 9,208)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 6.1% — 25th largest increase (from 8,680 to 9,208)
> Population: 1.4 million

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New Jersey
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for school staff and visitors
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and history of exposure
> Re-closing schools: Schools in more than 30 towns had temporarily closed since the school year began because students and teachers tested positive, classes were moved online (in most cases for about 2 week)
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,414 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest (total: 215,085)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 2.6% — 5th smallest increase (from 208,713 to 214,097)
> Population: 8.9 million