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Map: Where Are Schools Closed?

State-by-state map of where school buildings are open or closed


Updated: Sept. 18, 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 tracks each state’s mandates on K-12 school closures and openings due to the coronavirus.

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.

5 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico have state-ordered full or regional closures in effect.

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





Download This State-by-State Building Reopening Data

Downloadable data will be updated once a week.

Data file last updated: Sept. 18, 2020 1:00 pm ET


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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

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