Special Report

How Schools Are Managing Coronavirus in Every State

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Massachusetts
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for grade 2 and up, encouraged for the rest
> Health screening precautions: Temperature checks are not recommended
> Re-closing schools: Public schools in Boston moved classes online after a spike in coronavirus cases, in-person instruction will resume when there are 2 full weeks of falling infection rates
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 2,759 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest (total: 190,439)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 10.3% — 19th smallest increase (from 172,727 to 190,439)
> Population: 6.9 million

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Michigan
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for some
> Health screening precautions: Daily temperature checks recommended
> Re-closing schools: Michigan will shut high school classrooms and colleges for 3 weeks starting Nov. 18. High school sports and group fitness classes will also be cancelled.
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 2,970 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (total: 296,840)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 21.3% — 5th largest increase (from 238,308 to 288,954)
> Population: 10.0 million

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Minnesota
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for students, staff, and others in schools, offices, and transportation
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: By the end of November, at least 17 of the state’s 20 largest school districts will be in distance learning for middle and high school students, at least 30 schools across the state have reported coronavirus outbreaks
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 4,169 per 100,000 people — 18th highest (total: 233,913)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 24.5% — 3rd largest increase (from 183,284 to 228,158)
> Population: 5.6 million

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Mississippi
> Mask or face covering rules: Required if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks
> Re-closing schools: Natchez-Adams School District is shutting down all schools until after the Thanksgiving break due to a COVID-19 outbreak, sports are on hold as well
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 4,547 per 100,000 people — 11th highest (total: 135,803)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 6.0% — 8th smallest increase (from 127,205 to 134,898)
> Population: 3.0 million

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Missouri
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended if social distancing is difficult
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening.
> Re-closing schools: At least 4 schools in Jefferson County shut down temporarily after the county moved into a “red zone”; new mandates says that if people were wearing mask correctly and show no symptoms, they don’t have to quarantine for 14 days if exposed
> Cumulative COVID-19 cases as of Nov. 17: 4,062 per 100,000 people — 20th highest (total: 248,886)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Nov 9 – Nov. 16: 14.5% — 25th largest increase (from 212,441 to 243,169)
> Population: 6.1 million

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