State Guidance on School Reopenings Amid the Pandemic

In an effort to track the state of school reopening against the backdrop of an ever-changing pandemic, CRPE reviewed the fall 2021 reopening guidance for all fifty states and Washington, D.C., between July 29 and August 6, 2021. Our review includes an analysis of the most pressing indicators that state and local leaders are facing in reopening schools this fall, including state policies on masking, vaccines, full in-person instruction, virtual learning options, and continuity of learning plans.

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Read our latest data analysis here.