Special Report

How Schools Are Managing Coronavirus in Every State

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Kansas
> Mask or face covering rules: REquired for staff, visitors, and most students
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks for staff
> Re-closing schools: Schools in small and big towns have moved classes online full-time; Johnson County schools are all in the Red Zone, meaning transmission is very high.
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 4,216 per 100,000 people — 15th highest (total: 122,741)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 18.5% — 12th largest increase (from 103,553 to 122,741)
> Population: 2.9 million

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Kentucky
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended or required, depending on local virus transmission level
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: Schools started resuming in-person classes on Oct. 22
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 3,113 per 100,000 people — 20th lowest (total: 139,097)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 13.5% — 25th smallest increase (from 122,567 to 139,097)
> Population: 4.5 million

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Louisiana
> Mask or face covering rules: Required, students who can’t wear them will be in static groups
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: At least 1 high school in Lafourche Parish closed after a cluster of coronavirus cases was traced back to a classroom, classes were moved online. St. Helena Parish School District tested all students, one tested positive and the district moved classes onl
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 4,457 per 100,000 people — 14th highest (total: 207,685)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 8.9% — 15th smallest increase (from 188,352 to 205,059)
> Population: 4.7 million

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Maine
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for adults, required for students age 5+
> Health screening precautions: Daily self-checks for students and staff
> Re-closing schools: At least 2 Oxford Hills schools moved classes online for 2 weeks after due to coronavirus outbreaks; 2 schools in central Maine have closed as well
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 700 per 100,000 people — 2nd lowest (total: 9,363)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 15.6% — 20th largest increase (from 7,888 to 9,117)
> Population: 1.3 million

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Maryland
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks for staff
> Re-closing schools: Many schools districts are canceling plans to move to in-person instruction any time soon
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 2,810 per 100,000 people — 14th lowest (total: 169,805)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 7.9% — 13th smallest increase (from 155,371 to 167,656)
> Population: 6.0 million

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