Special Report

How Schools Are Managing Coronavirus in Every State

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Virginia
> Mask or face covering rules: Required if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screenings
> Re-closing schools: Clifton Middle School temporarily closed after 1 teacher tested positive
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 2,427 per 100,000 people — 9th lowest (total: 206,762)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 5.8% — 5th smallest increase (from 193,477 to 204,637)
> Population: 8.5 million

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Washington
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for staff, recommended for students
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: 2 schools in Southwest Washington closed due to coronavirus exposure, classes were moved online. Health officials in Thurston County recommend holding off on expanding in-person learning due to resurgence of COVID-19 cases
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 1,745 per 100,000 people — 6th lowest (total: 131,532)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 10.9% — 21st smallest increase (from 118,570 to 131,532)
> Population: 7.5 million

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West Virginia
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for staff and students grades 3 and above
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: Gov. Jim Justice issued an executive order extending school closures through Dec. 2 for both public and private schools in all 55 counties.
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 1,956 per 100,000 people — 7th lowest (total: 35,324)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 19.6% — 10th largest increase (from 28,805 to 34,460)
> Population: 1.8 million

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Wisconsin
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for teacher when close to other people, required for students in high-traffic periods
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks recommended
> Re-closing schools: Racine Public Health Department orders schools in Racine, Wind Point, and Elmwood Park to close until Jan. 15;
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 5,571 per 100,000 people — 4th highest (total: 323,848)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 16.6% — 18th largest increase (from 271,770 to 316,758)
> Population: 5.8 million

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Wyoming
> Mask or face covering rules: Required if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: Up to each district
> Re-closing schools: All schools in Wyoming Public Schools closed for in-person instruction at least until Nov. 30. Students don’t have to quarantine anymore if, when exposed, both the infected student and close contacts were wearing face coverings
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 4,014 per 100,000 people — 22nd highest (total: 23,193)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 28.8% — the largest increase (from 18,010 to 23,193)
> Population: 578,000

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