Special Report

How Each State Is Managing Schools During the Pandemic

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Montana
> Re-closing schools: At least 2 more schools in Billings moved classes online temporarily in November. Montana City schools moved classes online until Nov. 30. Montana Tech suspended its basketball program after players tested positive.
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for all students and staff
> Health screening precautions: Visitor temperature checks
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec 17: 7,106 per 100,000 people — 10th highest (total: 75,483)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Dec 9 – Dec 16: 6.4% — 9th smallest increase (from 70,133 to 74,644)
> Population: 1.1 million

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Nebraska
> Re-closing schools: Teachers union Nebraska State Education Association called on Gov. Ricketts to enact more restrictions amid a new surge of cases. The Millard school district closed schools for a week.
> Mask or face covering rules: Up to each school
> Health screening precautions: Visitors wash hands before entering the school, symptom self-screen
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec 17: 7,884 per 100,000 people — 4th highest (total: 152,103)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Dec 9 – Dec 16: 5.8% — 5th smallest increase (from 142,603 to 150,861)
> Population: 1.9 million

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Nevada
> Re-closing schools: Secondary students in schools in Washoe County School District moved to full distance learning until Jan. 4. Schools will begin testing symptomatic students and staff with an antigen test. Some districts have been allowed to bypass regulations to hire substitute teachers.
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended for staff and students
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks recommended, post signs about proper hand-washing and other ways to stop the virus
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec 17: 6,472 per 100,000 people — 16th highest (total: 196,379)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Dec 9 – Dec 16: 10.1% — 19th largest increase (from 176,334 to 194,098)
> Population: 3.0 million

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New Hampshire
> Re-closing schools: One high school suspended sports indefinitely after several students tested positive. Interstate hockey competitions have been suspended until the end of 2020 for all public and private schools as well as youth leagues.
> Mask or face covering rules: Recommended
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screenings for staff, students
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec 17: 2,465 per 100,000 people — 5th lowest (total: 33,433)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Dec 9 – Dec 16: 21.2% — the largest increase (from 27,592 to 33,433)
> Population: 1.4 million

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New Jersey
> Re-closing schools: Schools in Paterson extended online learning until Jan. 19, 2021. Clifton’s school district shut down all schools and moved classes online until January 2021. 18 new in-school outbreaks were reported in the week leading up to Dec. 10.
> Mask or face covering rules: Required for school staff and visitors
> Health screening precautions: Daily symptom screening and history of exposure
> COVID-19 cases as of Dec 17: 4,707 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (total: 419,330)
> Change in trailing 7-day avg. daily cases, Dec 9 – Dec 16: 8.8% — 21st smallest increase (from 381,486 to 415,075)
> Population: 8.9 million

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