Special Report

How Schools Are Managing Coronavirus in Every State

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New Mexico
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for students and staff
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: 17 new cases were reported in schools in 8 counties as of Oct. 5, 1 elementary school in Las Cruces was closed for sanitizing after 2 staff member tested positive
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 1,592 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest (total: 33,362)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 8.9% — 13th largest increase (from 30,632 to 33,362)
> Population: 2.1 million

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New York
> Mask or face covering rules: Required if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks for all
> Re-closing schools: About 300 public and private schools in 9 hotspot zipcodes in Brooklyn and Queens were shut down Oct. 6 after a spike in coronavirus cases, classes were moved online
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,432 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest (total: 475,315)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 2.1% — the smallest increase (from 465,515 to 475,315)
> Population: 19.5 million

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North Carolina
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for teachers and students K-12
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: A high school in Shelby temporarily closed until Oct. 15 after multiple people tested positive, classes were moved online
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 2,258 per 100,000 people — 24th lowest (total: 234,481)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 5.9% — 24th smallest increase (from 219,754 to 232,747)
> Population: 10.4 million

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North Dakota
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended, especially if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: Testing for COVID-19 based on risk level
> Re-closing schools: High schools in North Border School District were closed for 2 weeks until Oct. 7 after several students and staff members tested positive, classes were moved online
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 3,716 per 100,000 people — the highest (total: 28,245)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 16.2% — 4th largest increase (from 23,862 to 27,737)
> Population: 760,000

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Ohio
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for staff
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening
> Re-closing schools: Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools closed schools due to coronavirus cases in several schools, classes were moved online
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Oct 13: 1,468 per 100,000 people — 11th lowest (total: 171,626)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Oct 5 – Oct 12: 6.4% — 23rd largest increase (from 159,964 to 170,179)
> Population: 11.7 million