Special Report

How Schools Are Managing Coronavirus in Every State

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Hawaii
> Mask or face covering rules: Required if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screenings
> Re-closing schools: A high school in Honolulu temporarily closed after 3 staff member tested positive, classes were moved online; there is at least 1 COVID-19 cluster linked to a school in Oahu
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 1,170 per 100,000 people — 4th lowest (total: 16,613)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 5.0% — 3rd smallest increase (from 15,819 to 16,613)
> Population: 1.4 million

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Idaho
> Mask or face covering rules: Required by some districts
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks for all
> Re-closing schools: Valley County is the third and latest to be moved to a “red” category, indicating that transmission is very high; all schools in Boise School District are going fully remote after Thanksgiving break
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 4,751 per 100,000 people — 7th highest (total: 83,344)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 12.3% — 22nd smallest increase (from 74,227 to 83,344)
> Population: 1.8 million

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Illinois
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for all students age 5+
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screenings and temperature checks for all
> Re-closing schools: At least 10 schools have confirmed coronavirus outbreaks; there is still no date on when schools in Chicago will open; Illinois Federation of Teachers is calling for al schools across the state to go fully remote
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 4,692 per 100,000 people — 9th highest (total: 597,849)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 17.4% — 14th largest increase (from 498,560 to 585,248)
> Population: 12.7 million

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Indiana
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for school staff
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: Dozens of schools are temporarily closing and moving classes online as many students and teachers test positive or have to quarantine due to possible exposure. All schools in Marion County are going fully remote at least until Jan. 15.
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 3,918 per 100,000 people — 23rd highest (total: 262,207)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 19.7% — 9th largest increase (from 214,509 to 256,744)
> Population: 6.7 million

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Iowa
> Mask or face covering rules: Not recommended but allowed
> Health screening precautions: Up to each school
> Re-closing schools: All schools in the Iowa City Community School District are going fully remote as of Nov. 16.
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 6,038 per 100,000 people — 3rd highest (total: 190,583)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 19.3% — 11th largest increase (from 156,816 to 187,020)
> Population: 3.2 million

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