Special Report

How Each State Is Managing Schools Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Colorado
> Re-closing schools: Many of the biggest school districts in Colorado are fully remote. Public schools in Denver started the spring semester remotely, planning to phase kids back into classrooms by Feb 1.
> Health screening recommendations: At-home or on-site symptom screening and temperature checks
> COVID-19 cases as of Jan 7: 6,135 per 100,000 people — 17th lowest (total: 349,450)
> Change avg. daily cases, Dec 30 – Jan 6: 4.8% — 12th smallest increase (from 330,859 to 346,893)
> Population: 5.7 million

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Connecticut
> Re-closing schools: All Bristol schools transitioned to full distance learning. At least 7 school districts switched to fully remote until mid-January. Schools are advised to close if they are in an area with an average of 25+ new cases per 100K residents in a week.
> Health screening recommendations: To maximize social distancing and for students to bring their own water
> COVID-19 cases as of Jan 7: 5,583 per 100,000 people — 13th lowest (total: 199,454)
> Change avg. daily cases, Dec 30 – Jan 6: 8.6% — 13th largest increase (from 183,663 to 199,454)
> Population: 3.6 million

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Delaware
> Re-closing schools: Most schools pause in-person learning until Jan. 8. Hybrid learning will return on Jan. 11. Sports competitions have been canceled.
> Health screening recommendations: Daily symptom screening and temperature checks at home. The state will provide testing for staff and students
> COVID-19 cases as of Jan 7: 6,509 per 100,000 people — 23rd lowest (total: 62,949)
> Change avg. daily cases, Dec 30 – Jan 6: 9.1% — 12th largest increase (from 56,596 to 61,729)
> Population: 967,000

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Florida
> Re-closing schools: Some Florida schools went fully remote for 2 weeks following the Christmas and New Year break. A new executive order has been issued extending remote and hybrid learning options.
> Health screening recommendations: To set up secondary clinic for kids showing symptoms
> COVID-19 cases as of Jan 7: 6,713 per 100,000 people — 25th highest (total: 1,429,722)
> Change avg. daily cases, Dec 30 – Jan 6: 7.9% — 18th largest increase (from 1,306,123 to 1,409,906)
> Population: 21.3 million

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Georgia
> Re-closing schools: Scattered school closures have happened all over the state. Windsor Forest High School in Chatham County is among the latest to shut down until Jan. 11. Ware County Schools closed early for the holidays.
> Health screening recommendations: Daily temperature checks for all
> COVID-19 cases as of Jan 7: 5,798 per 100,000 people — 15th lowest (total: 609,868)
> Change avg. daily cases, Dec 30 – Jan 6: 8.0% — 17th largest increase (from 558,177 to 602,796)
> Population: 10.5 million