Map: Where Are Schools Open?
State-by-state map of where school buildings are open or closed
Updated: Aug. 7, 2020
This page will be updated when new information becomes available.
The COVID-19 pandemic is poised to make the 2020-21 school year as challenging—if not more so—than the last. The virus shuttered nearly every school building last spring in a historic disruption of education. Schools were forced to shift to distance learning nearly overnight.
As the coronavirus continues to ravage different regions, K-12 leaders may be forced to close and reopen in waves as infection rates ebb and flow.
This national map will track each state’s mandates or recommendations on K-12 school closures and openings.
As of August 7, 2020, 7 states and Puerto Rico have statewide ordered closures in effect.
Some states may not weigh in at all on school operations, leaving the decisions entirely to local education and public health leaders. As states’ statuses change over the course of the academic year, we will provide updates.
Right now, just a handful of schools have opened, with the vast majority slated to start between mid-August and early September.
Search the table for more nuanced descriptions of what’s happening in each state.
Interested in how school districts are reopening? Education Week is tracking plans of a sample of districts here: School Districts' Reopening Plans: A Snapshot
State-by-State Map of Where School Buildings Are Opened or Closed
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How to Cite This Page
Map: Where Has COVID-19 Closed Schools? Where Are They Open? (2020, July 28). Education Week. Retrieved Month Day, Year from https://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/map-covid-19-schools-open-closed.html
Reporting/Analysis: Education Week staff
Design/Visualization: Emma Patti Harris