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Map: Coronavirus and School Closures

Updated: April 1, 2020, 6:25 p.m. ET
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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 detailed state-level information about school closures.

School closures refer to the shutdown of physical buildings and traditional, in-person instruction.

Learn more about The Scramble to Move America's Schools Online and how online learning is raising concerns about data privacy, and educational disparities.

You can find Education Week’s full coverage of the novel coronavirus and its impact on schools here.

School closures due to coronavirus have 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: Local news reporting; National Center for Education Statistics; school/district websites; government websites | Click here to view enlarged map.

Where School Buildings Are Closed and How Long They’ll Be Shut Down

See how long schools are expected to be closed because of the coronavirus.

State Data

Explore the table below for detailed information about closures at the state level.

Download the Current Data

Download the Historical Data

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.


Contact Information

For media or research inquiries about this map and data, contact [email protected]. To contribute data or information, use the comments below.

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

Data Note

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

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