Map: Coronavirus and School Closures
Updated: May 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m. ET
The coronavirus pandemic has forced widespread school closures in the United States in an unprecedented disruption of K-12 schooling.
Use the map, charts, and table below to see state-level information about school closures in the 2019-20 academic year. For information about the 2020-21 academic year, see our guide to states' plans for when schools may start.
School closures refer to the shutdown of physical buildings and traditional, in-person instruction.
For more information see our detailed coverage of each state’s closures and our full coverage of the novel coronavirus and its impact on schools.
48 states, 4 U.S. territories, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have ordered or recommended school building closures for the rest of the academic year, affecting approximately 50.8 million public school students.
School closures due to coronavirus impacted at least 124,000 U.S. public and private schools and affected at least 55.1 million students.
There are at least 98,000 public schools and at least 34,000 private schools in the U.S., according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Those schools educate almost 50.8 million public school students and 5.8 million private school students.
State-by-State Map of School-Building Closures
Zoom in to see the status of individual states. Click a state to view more details.
Sources: Staff reporting; National Center for Education Statistics; government websites and communications | Click here to view enlarged map.
States That Haven't Ordered or Recommended School Buildings Closed for the Academic Year
How Much Longer Are School Buildings Scheduled to Remain Closed?
|American Samoa||Closed Until Further Notice|
|Bureau of Indian Education||Varies by School/District|
|Montana||Varies by School/District|
|Wyoming||Varies by School/District|
Explore the table below for detailed information about closures at the state level.
Note: Historical data includes school- and district-level data collected from 3/9/2020 to 3/25/2020.
Corrections will be made as we learn of them, and will be included in the next update.
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How to Cite This Map
Map: Coronavirus and School Closures (2020, March 6). Education Week. Retrieved Month Day, Year from https://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/map-coronavirus-and-school-closures.html
All numbers for student enrollment and schools are from the National Center for Education Statistics. Total U.S. public and private school enrollments reflect NCES' 2019 projections. Student enrollments in the state-level table and map are NCES' Fall 2016 data for public schools and Fall 2017 data for private schools. Numbers of schools in the state-level table and map are NCES' data for 2016-17 for public schools and Fall 2017 for private schools. In each case, we're using the latest NCES data that's available. School and enrollment numbers for the Department of Defense Education Activity were provided by the agency and are from 2020.
Reporting/Analysis: Holly Peele & Maya Riser-Kositsky, with contributions from Education Week staff
Design/Visualization: Hyon-Young Kim, with contributions from Education Week staff