New York City Other States Reopening Guidance

NYSCSH Compilation of U.S. States Reopening Plans and Resources As of 10/21/2020

These resources are provided to allow easy access to  NYC and other states' COVID Guidance. NYS Schools must follow the NYSDOH and local health department guidelines.

2020–2021 New York City Department of Education’s School Reopening Plan Submission to the New York State Department of Education

NYC|DOHMH|NYCTest+Trace Corps (T2) COVID Response "Situation Room" will handle all COVID-19 cases that arise in NYC school communities.

  • Schools located in co-located DOE space should call the 212-393-2780 or
  • Schools located in private/stand-alone DOE space should call the DOHMH at 866-692-3641

The Situation Room’s current operating hours are: Monday thru Friday: 5:30 am to 9:30 pm and Sunday: 11:00 am to 9:30 pm
For overnight hours, a voicemail box will receive messages, which will be responded to once the Situation Room reopens the following day All cases called in will receive a response.


Alabama Public Health Schools K-12 Webpage

Alabama State Department of Education COVID-19 Webpage


Alaska Department of Education and Early Development

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services


Arizona Department of Education COVID -19 Guidance to Students and Families

Arizona Department of Health Services COVID-19 Page


Arkansas Department of Education: Guidance for Schools Re-Entry to Onsite Summer Programs/Activities

Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education: COVID-19 Information Webpage

Arkansas Department of Health: COVID-19 Webpage


California Department of Education: Coronavirus Response and Reopening Guidance Webpage

California Department of Public Health Webpage


Colorado Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources for Schools Webpage

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Webpage


Connecticut State Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources for Families and Educators Webpage

Connecticut State Department of Health: Reopen Connecticut Webpage


Delaware Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources Webpage

Delaware Department of Health: Returning to School Webpage


Florida Department of Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage

Florida COVID-19 Response: Schools and Child Care Programs Webpage


Georgia Department of Education: K-12 Restart and Recovery

Georgia Department of Public Health: COVID-19: Universities, Schools and Childcare Facilities Webpage


Hawaii State Department of Education: HIDOE COVID-19 Information and Updates Webpage

State of Hawaii Department of Health: COVID-19 New Releases Webpage


Idaho State Board of Education: COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources Webpage

Idaho State Department of Education: Fall 2020 Public Schools Reopening Webpage

Idaho Official Government Webpage: Official Resources for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 


Illinois State Board of Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Resources Webpage

Illinois Department of Public Health: Schools Guidance Webpage


Indiana Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources for Indiana Schools Webpage

Indiana State Department of Health: Public Resources and Back-to-School Resources Webpage


Iowa Department of Education: COVID-19 Guidance and Information Webpage

Iowa Department of Public Health: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage


Kansas State Department of Education: Navigating Change: Kansas' Guide to Learning and School Safety Operations Webpage



Kentucky Department of Education: COVID-19 Updates and Information for P-12 Education Webpage

Kentucky Department of Health Team Kentucky COVID-19 Webpage


Louisiana Department of Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage

Louisiana Department of Health: Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidance and Resources Webpage


Maine Department of Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Schools Webpage

Maine Department of Health and Human Services: COVID-19: Communities, Workplaces, and Schools Webpage



Maryland State Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources for Maryland Schools Webpage

Maryland Department of Health: Resources for Schools and Childcare Webpage


Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Guidelines

Massachusetts Department of Health: COVID-19 Updates and Information Webpage


Michigan Department of Education: MDE COVID-19 Education and Information Resources Webpage

Michigan Department of Health: Coronavirus Webpage


Minnesota Department of Education: COVID-19 Updates Webpage 

Minnesota Department of Health: Schools and Childcare: COVID-19 Webpage


Mississippi Department of Education: Guidance for 2020-2021 School Year Webpage

Mississippi Department of Health: COVID-19 Guidance and Prevention for Individuals and the Community


Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Webpage

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: Educational Institutions Webpage


Montana Office of Public Instruction: School Re-entry & Recovery 

Montana Office of Public Instruction: Re-opening Montana Schools 2020 Webpage

Montana Department of Health: Returning to School Guidance Webpage


Department of Education: Coronavirus Resources Webpage

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Webpage


State of Nevada Department of Education: Resources Related to COVID-19 Webpage

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services: Schools and Families Webpage

New Hampshire:

New Hampshire Department of Education: School Transition Reopening and Redesign Taskforce

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services: Schools Webpage

New Jersey:

New Jersey Department of Education: Summer Learning Resource Guide 2020

New Jersey Department of Education: Guidance on the Delivery of Extended School Year Services to Students with Disabilities

New Jersey School Boards Association: Searching for a 'New Normal' in New Jersey Public Schools

New Mexico:

The State of New Mexico Department of Education: Education Webpage

New Mexico Department of Health: 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Webpage

New York: On this website

North Carolina:

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Resources: COVID-19 Response and Resources Webpage


North Dakota:

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction: NDDPI Updates and Guidance on COVID-19 Webpage

North Dakota Department of Health: Resources for Schools Webpage


Ohio Department of Education: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Ohio's Schools and Districts Webpage

COVID-19 Health and Prevention Guidance for Ohio K-12 Schools  

Ohio Department of Public Health:  Ohio Public Health Advisory System Webpage


Oklahoma State Department of Education: Return to Learn - A Framework for Reopening Schools Webpage


Oregon Department of Education: Guidance for School Year 2020-2021 Webpage

Oregon Department of Education: 2020-2021 School Year Blueprints by District Webpage


Pennsylvania Department of Education: Resources for School Communities Webpage

Pennsylvania Department of Health: School Health Webpage

Rhode Island:

Rhode Island Department of Education: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates and Resources Webpage

Rhode Island Department of Health: School and Childcare Information and Summer Camps Webpage

South Carolina:

South Carolina Department of Education: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and South Carolina Schools Webpage

South Carolina Department of Health: Schools and Childcare Centers (COVID-19) Webpage

South Dakota:

South Dakota Department of Education: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Schools Webpage

South Dakota Department of Health: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information Webpage


Tennessee Department of Education: Reopening Guidance Webpage

Tennessee Department of Health: Healthy School Environment Webpage


Texas Education Agency: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance Webpage

Texas Education Agency: Support: Public Health Orders Webpage


Utah State Board of Education: Coronavirus Information and Resources Webpage

Utah Department of Health: Educational News and Resources Webpage


Vermont Agency of Education: COVID-19 Guidance For Vermont Schools

Vermont Agency of Education: Leveraging Summer 2020 Learning Programs

Vermont Agency of Education: Update on Planning to Reopen Schools for Fall 2020


Virginia Department of Education: COVID-19 and Virginia Public Schools Webpage

Virginia Department of Health: K-12 Education Webpage


Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance and Resources Webpage

Washinton State Department of Health: K-12 Schools-Fall 2020-2021 Guidance PDF

West Virginia:

West Virginia Department of Education: Re-entry & Recovery Guidance Webpage

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources: Schools and Universities Webpage


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: Education Forward Operating Schools During a Pandemic Webpage

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: COVID-19 Schools and Child Care Webpage


Wyoming Department of Education: COVID-19 Resources Webpage

Wyoming Department of Health: COVID-19 Orders and Guidance Webpage



Note: States update their individual guidance frequently please check the individual states page for the most current resources.