Public opinions about school reopening

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August 27, 2020
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Public opinions about school reopening

School districts face a difficult—perhaps impossible—task this year: to teach children while keeping them safe from COVID-19. Some districts are already back in session, be it in-person, virtual, or a hybrid style of learning. Many more start in September, with some districts still lacking definitive plans on how they’ll reopen. 

Large school districts including Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Philadelphia, Houston, and Miami-Dade are starting the school year totally virtually. In Georgia, where some schools returned to in-person instruction in August, schools have reported new cases; a school where a student posted a photo of a packed hallway with few students wearing masks was one of them, which closed for two school days to clean the building. 

While districts struggle to facilitate keeping students and staff safe in school buildings, virtual learning has drawbacks as well. Virtual learning depends on reliable internet and access to technology in the home, which millions of students lack. Children also get much of their social development while attending school and suffer from the isolation of staying home, a problem at the heart of the American Academy of Pediatrics urging schools to reopen in the fall.

Parents must also weigh their own health and their professional obligations when deciding whether to return their children to school. Children account for a relatively small percentage of cases, and under 1% of the nation’s deaths. Children under 10 years old are less susceptible to infection and a majority of COVID-19 transmissions between children and adults occurred from adults to children, and not from children to adults. Young children in particular are less likely to be the source of infection in households where people test positive for COVID-19.

While all these factors must be weighed, the key factor in children returning to school is whether their parents think it’s safe. Stacker compiled data from the “Perceptions of School Reopening Safety in the United States” report to look at how people all over the United States feel about K-12 schools reopening during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This report is part of a series of surveys called The State Of The Nation: A 50-State Covid-19 Survey

Researchers from Northeastern University, Harvard University, Rutgers University, and Northwestern University surveyed 19,058 individuals across all 50 states plus the District of Columbia. The data was released on Aug. 18. The survey was conducted online during July 10-26, 2020 and the results were weighed for race/ethnicity, age, and gender. COVID-19 case counts, death tolls, and testing counts for Aug. 23 come from the COVID-19 Tracking Project at The Atlantic, and are based on data from state public health departments.

Overall, 63% of Americans don’t think it is safe for schools to reopen. Of that 63%, 26.5% answered it is “not very safe” and 37.1% answered that it is “not safe at all.” On the other side, 30.9% of Americans believe K-12 school reopening is safe, with 21.4% responding it is “somewhat safe” and only 9.5% responding it is “very safe” to reopen schools. South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming have the most respondents (respectively) who believe it's very safe to send students back to school. Washington D.C., Texas, and Georgia have the most respondents (respectively) who believe it's not safe at all to send students back to school.

Read on to see how much residents in each state believe K-12 school reopening is safe, as well as their state’s COVID-19 cases, deaths, and stats from the past week. 

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Alabama

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 34.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 11.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 22.7%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 60.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 24.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 36.4%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 119,254 total cases (2,451.4 per 100,000 people, #6 highest among all states)
- 2,045 total deaths (42.0 per 100k, #21 highest)
- 943,685 total tests (19,398.7 per 100k, #29 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 22.8 per 100k (#5 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.30 per 100k (#13 highest)
- New tests: 171.3 per 100k (#30 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 36.2% (#3 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Alaska

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 36.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 7.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 28.7%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 55.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 26.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 28.7%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 5,719 total cases (774.4 per 100,000 people, #43 highest among all states)
- 37 total deaths (5.0 per 100k, #50 highest)
- 334,804 total tests (45,334.7 per 100k, #2 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 9.1 per 100k (#32 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.15 per 100k (#27 highest)
- New tests: 463.4 per 100k (#2 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 3.1% (#40 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Arizona

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 29.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 13.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 15.9%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 63.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 20.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 42.7%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 199,459 total cases (2,871.3 per 100,000 people, #3 highest among all states)
- 4,896 total deaths (70.5 per 100k, #9 highest)
- 1.2 million total tests (16,798.1 per 100k, #41 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 8.0 per 100k (#35 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.54 per 100k (#8 highest)
- New tests: 114.5 per 100k (#46 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 7.4% (#28 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Arkansas

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 34.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 10.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 23.7%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 60.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 29.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 31.1%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 58,023 total cases (1,940.1 per 100,000 people, #15 highest among all states)
- 732 total deaths (24.5 per 100k, #33 highest)
- 683,273 total tests (22,846.8 per 100k, #17 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 18.2 per 100k (#10 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.48 per 100k (#9 highest)
- New tests: 200.6 per 100k (#22 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 33.3% (#5 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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California

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 27.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 8.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 19.1%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 69.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 25.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 43.7%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 679,099 total cases (1,734.7 per 100,000 people, #22 highest among all states)
- 12,407 total deaths (31.7 per 100k, #28 highest)
- 10.8 million total tests (27,670.8 per 100k, #11 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 14.7 per 100k (#22 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.32 per 100k (#12 highest)
- New tests: 252.5 per 100k (#16 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 6.0% (#30 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Colorado

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 32.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 12.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 20.7%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 62.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 27.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 34.8%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 55,800 total cases (1,008.8 per 100,000 people, #41 highest among all states)
- 1,826 total deaths (33.0 per 100k, #26 highest)
- 955,641 total tests (17,277.5 per 100k, #39 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 5.6 per 100k (#42 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.10 per 100k (#41 highest)
- New tests: 175.1 per 100k (#28 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 3.3% (#39 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Connecticut

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 32.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 6.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 26.0%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 63.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 25.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 37.5%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 52,220 total cases (1,458.0 per 100,000 people, #26 highest among all states)
- 4,463 total deaths (124.6 per 100k, #4 highest)
- 1.1 million total tests (30,658.5 per 100k, #8 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 3.6 per 100k (#46 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.02 per 100k (#49 highest)
- New tests: 381.4 per 100k (#6 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 0.7% (#49 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Delaware

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 29.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 8.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 21.3%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 65.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 32.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 32.8%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 16,986 total cases (1,789.0 per 100,000 people, #19 highest among all states)
- 604 total deaths (63.6 per 100k, #12 highest)
- 227,095 total tests (23,917.5 per 100k, #15 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 5.2 per 100k (#43 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.14 per 100k (#29 highest)
- New tests: 183.9 per 100k (#26 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 2.9% (#41 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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District of Columbia

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 22.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 8.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 13.8%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 73.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 23.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 49.8%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 13,722 total cases (2,004.7 per 100,000 people, #14 highest among all states)
- 605 total deaths (88.4 per 100k, #7 highest)
- 273,748 total tests (39,992.5 per 100k, #3 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 7.7 per 100k (#37 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.10 per 100k (#38 highest)
- New tests: 461.0 per 100k (#3 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 1.8% (#44 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Florida

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 28.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 11.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 17.6%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 66.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 23.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 42.7%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 608,722 total cases (2,955.2 per 100,000 people, #2 highest among all states)
- 10,872 total deaths (52.8 per 100k, #15 highest)
- 4.5 million total tests (21,811.8 per 100k, #20 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 17.1 per 100k (#15 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.56 per 100k (#7 highest)
- New tests: 129.4 per 100k (#40 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 13.2% (#15 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Georgia

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 30.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 11.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 19.1%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 62.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 18.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 44.3%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 260,590 total cases (2,530.6 per 100,000 people, #5 highest among all states)
- 5,311 total deaths (51.6 per 100k, #17 highest)
- 2.2 million total tests (21,839.3 per 100k, #19 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 23.0 per 100k (#4 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.64 per 100k (#3 highest)
- New tests: 240.3 per 100k (#17 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 9.9% (#19 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Hawaii

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 28.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 4.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 23.8%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 66.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 28.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 38.7%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 6,984 total cases (491.1 per 100,000 people, #49 highest among all states)
- 49 total deaths (3.4 per 100k, #51 highest)
- 183,157 total tests (12,880.0 per 100k, #49 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 13.8 per 100k (#24 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.07 per 100k (#45 highest)
- New tests: 171.2 per 100k (#31 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 7.5% (#27 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Idaho

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 38.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 11.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 27.2%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 53.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 26.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 26.9%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 30,475 total cases (1,805.6 per 100,000 people, #18 highest among all states)
- 326 total deaths (19.3 per 100k, #38 highest)
- 244,862 total tests (14,507.7 per 100k, #46 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 18.2 per 100k (#9 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.37 per 100k (#11 highest)
- New tests: 133.2 per 100k (#39 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 14.9% (#12 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Illinois

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 26.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 8.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 18.4%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 69.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 28.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 41.4%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 227,044 total cases (1,770.8 per 100,000 people, #20 highest among all states)
- 8,163 total deaths (63.7 per 100k, #11 highest)
- 3.8 million total tests (29,893.8 per 100k, #10 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 15.4 per 100k (#20 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.16 per 100k (#26 highest)
- New tests: 381.0 per 100k (#7 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 4.1% (#38 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Indiana

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 33.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 10.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 23.2%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 60.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 32.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 28.7%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 89,359 total cases (1,346.3 per 100,000 people, #31 highest among all states)
- 3,259 total deaths (49.1 per 100k, #18 highest)
- 1.0 million total tests (15,405.6 per 100k, #43 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 15.1 per 100k (#21 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.17 per 100k (#24 highest)
- New tests: 190.5 per 100k (#25 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 8.1% (#25 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Iowa

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 33.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 9.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 24.5%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 59.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 25.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 33.9%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 58,235 total cases (1,859.1 per 100,000 people, #16 highest among all states)
- 1,067 total deaths (34.1 per 100k, #24 highest)
- 593,808 total tests (18,956.4 per 100k, #30 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 22.6 per 100k (#6 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.28 per 100k (#14 highest)
- New tests: 143.6 per 100k (#37 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 16.0% (#9 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Kansas

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 40.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 10.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 30.3%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 52.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 20.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 31.8%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 39,937 total cases (1,373.0 per 100,000 people, #29 highest among all states)
- 437 total deaths (15.0 per 100k, #42 highest)
- 395,097 total tests (13,582.9 per 100k, #47 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 19.9 per 100k (#8 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.13 per 100k (#33 highest)
- New tests: 173.2 per 100k (#29 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 5.9% (#31 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Kentucky

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 26.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 6.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 19.6%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 68.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 24.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 44.0%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 45,230 total cases (1,018.6 per 100,000 people, #39 highest among all states)
- 902 total deaths (20.3 per 100k, #35 highest)
- 783,389 total tests (17,643.1 per 100k, #37 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 13.8 per 100k (#23 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.19 per 100k (#18 highest)
- New tests: 169.1 per 100k (#33 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 19.1% (#8 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Louisiana

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 29.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 11.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 18.2%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 66.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 28.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 38.4%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 144,960 total cases (3,108.3 per 100,000 people, #1 highest among all states)
- 4,851 total deaths (104.0 per 100k, #5 highest)
- 1.8 million total tests (38,771.8 per 100k, #5 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 15.5 per 100k (#19 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.74 per 100k (#2 highest)
- New tests: 316.1 per 100k (#10 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 4.5% (#36 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Maine

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 38.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 10.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 27.9%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 55.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 30.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 25.8%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 4,389 total cases (329.3 per 100,000 people, #50 highest among all states)
- 132 total deaths (9.9 per 100k, #46 highest)
- 241,996 total tests (18,156.8 per 100k, #34 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 1.7 per 100k (#50 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.05 per 100k (#46 highest)
- New tests: 265.3 per 100k (#14 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 0.6% (#50 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Maryland

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 21.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 4.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 17.0%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 75.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 32.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 42.5%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 105,486 total cases (1,757.1 per 100,000 people, #21 highest among all states)
- 3,717 total deaths (61.9 per 100k, #13 highest)
- 1.3 million total tests (21,040.8 per 100k, #22 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 9.1 per 100k (#31 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.13 per 100k (#30 highest)
- New tests: 208.0 per 100k (#19 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 4.5% (#35 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Massachusetts

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 33.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 9.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 23.4%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 62.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 35.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 26.9%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 126,756 total cases (1,855.8 per 100,000 people, #17 highest among all states)
- 8,987 total deaths (131.6 per 100k, #2 highest)
- 1.6 million total tests (23,925.6 per 100k, #14 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 4.9 per 100k (#45 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.23 per 100k (#17 highest)
- New tests: 287.6 per 100k (#13 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 1.5% (#45 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Michigan

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 26.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 8.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 18.2%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 67.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 26.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 40.5%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 109,480 total cases (1,099.5 per 100,000 people, #37 highest among all states)
- 6,690 total deaths (67.2 per 100k, #10 highest)
- 2.6 million total tests (26,315.4 per 100k, #12 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 7.7 per 100k (#36 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.10 per 100k (#39 highest)
- New tests: 323.0 per 100k (#9 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 2.4% (#42 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Minnesota

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 37.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 11.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 25.7%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 54.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 26.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 27.8%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 71,236 total cases (1,288.8 per 100,000 people, #34 highest among all states)
- 1,842 total deaths (33.3 per 100k, #25 highest)
- 1.1 million total tests (19,521.9 per 100k, #28 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 11.9 per 100k (#27 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.15 per 100k (#28 highest)
- New tests: 150.2 per 100k (#34 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 8.1% (#26 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Mississippi

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 22.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 4.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 17.1%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 70.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 29.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 40.8%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 80,110 total cases (2,680.4 per 100,000 people, #4 highest among all states)
- 2,373 total deaths (79.4 per 100k, #8 highest)
- 551,790 total tests (18,462.2 per 100k, #32 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 26.6 per 100k (#3 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 1.00 per 100k (#1 highest)
- New tests: 119.8 per 100k (#45 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 44.1% (#2 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Missouri

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 35.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 11.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 23.4%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 61.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 27.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 33.6%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 78,062 total cases (1,281.8 per 100,000 people, #35 highest among all states)
- 1,449 total deaths (23.8 per 100k, #34 highest)
- 932,140 total tests (15,305.9 per 100k, #44 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 17.3 per 100k (#14 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.08 per 100k (#43 highest)
- New tests: 134.5 per 100k (#38 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 13.7% (#14 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Montana

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 40.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 14.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 26.6%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 56.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 27.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 28.4%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 6,785 total cases (651.3 per 100,000 people, #44 highest among all states)
- 98 total deaths (9.4 per 100k, #47 highest)
- 238,260 total tests (22,871.5 per 100k, #16 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 11.4 per 100k (#29 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.19 per 100k (#19 highest)
- New tests: 435.1 per 100k (#4 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 8.4% (#22 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Nebraska

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 41.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 12.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 29.6%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 51.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 27.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 24.5%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 32,348 total cases (1,698.3 per 100,000 people, #23 highest among all states)
- 383 total deaths (20.1 per 100k, #36 highest)
- 344,760 total tests (18,099.9 per 100k, #35 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 11.4 per 100k (#28 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.11 per 100k (#37 highest)
- New tests: 122.9 per 100k (#43 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 10.3% (#18 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Nevada

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 31.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 11.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 20.5%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 57.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 19.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 38.5%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 66,666 total cases (2,280.9 per 100,000 people, #8 highest among all states)
- 1,250 total deaths (42.8 per 100k, #19 highest)
- 581,155 total tests (19,883.2 per 100k, #26 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 17.8 per 100k (#13 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.57 per 100k (#6 highest)
- New tests: 120.4 per 100k (#44 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 14.8% (#13 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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New Hampshire

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 38.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 12.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 25.6%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 56.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 28.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 27.9%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 7,159 total cases (532.8 per 100,000 people, #47 highest among all states)
- 430 total deaths (32.0 per 100k, #27 highest)
- 201,835 total tests (15,021.7 per 100k, #45 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 1.3 per 100k (#51 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.03 per 100k (#47 highest)
- New tests: 147.0 per 100k (#35 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 0.8% (#47 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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New Jersey

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 27.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 5.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 21.5%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 62.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 26.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 36.5%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 190,306 total cases (2,142.6 per 100,000 people, #11 highest among all states)
- 15,914 total deaths (179.2 per 100k, #1 highest)
- 2.7 million total tests (30,642.1 per 100k, #9 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 3.0 per 100k (#47 highest among all states)
- New deaths: -0.02 per 100k (#51 highest)
- New tests: 263.6 per 100k (#15 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 15.1% (#11 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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New Mexico

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 25.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 6.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 18.7%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 63.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 24.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 38.8%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 24,535 total cases (1,172.6 per 100,000 people, #36 highest among all states)
- 750 total deaths (35.8 per 100k, #22 highest)
- 728,627 total tests (34,822.0 per 100k, #6 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 6.5 per 100k (#38 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.18 per 100k (#22 highest)
- New tests: 311.1 per 100k (#12 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 15.9% (#10 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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New York

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 28.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 9.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 19.3%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 64.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 33.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 31.5%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 431,340 total cases (2,198.6 per 100,000 people, #10 highest among all states)
- 25,305 total deaths (129.0 per 100k, #3 highest)
- 7.8 million total tests (39,868.8 per 100k, #4 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 3.0 per 100k (#48 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.03 per 100k (#48 highest)
- New tests: 399.9 per 100k (#5 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 0.8% (#48 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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North Carolina

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 28.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 8.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 19.6%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 67.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 28.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 38.8%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 158,985 total cases (1,565.5 per 100,000 people, #25 highest among all states)
- 2,606 total deaths (25.7 per 100k, #31 highest)
- 2.1 million total tests (20,885.0 per 100k, #25 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 15.5 per 100k (#18 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.25 per 100k (#15 highest)
- New tests: 201.0 per 100k (#21 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 8.4% (#24 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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North Dakota

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 46.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 11.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 34.1%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 46.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 18.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 27.8%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 10,467 total cases (1,391.5 per 100,000 people, #28 highest among all states)
- 117 total deaths (15.6 per 100k, #41 highest)
- 195,118 total tests (25,939.6 per 100k, #13 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 28.5 per 100k (#2 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.13 per 100k (#31 highest)
- New tests: 239.1 per 100k (#18 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 12.0% (#16 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Ohio

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 33.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 11.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 21.8%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 60.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 21.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 38.7%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 117,584 total cases (1,010.0 per 100,000 people, #40 highest among all states)
- 4,044 total deaths (34.7 per 100k, #23 highest)
- 2.0 million total tests (17,590.9 per 100k, #38 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 8.2 per 100k (#34 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.17 per 100k (#25 highest)
- New tests: 195.6 per 100k (#24 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 4.2% (#37 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Oklahoma

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 31.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 9.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 22.5%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 66.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 29.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 37.0%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 54,838 total cases (1,399.6 per 100,000 people, #27 highest among all states)
- 763 total deaths (19.5 per 100k, #37 highest)
- 837,384 total tests (21,372.0 per 100k, #21 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 17.9 per 100k (#11 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.23 per 100k (#16 highest)
- New tests: 199.2 per 100k (#23 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 34.5% (#4 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Oregon

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 35.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 12.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 22.8%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 60.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 26.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 33.9%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 25,571 total cases (626.4 per 100,000 people, #46 highest among all states)
- 433 total deaths (10.6 per 100k, #44 highest)
- 532,738 total tests (13,051.1 per 100k, #48 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 6.0 per 100k (#40 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.09 per 100k (#42 highest)
- New tests: 110.5 per 100k (#48 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 5.5% (#33 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Pennsylvania

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 35.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 11.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 24.0%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 61.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 30.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 30.9%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 130,536 total cases (1,020.5 per 100,000 people, #38 highest among all states)
- 7,624 total deaths (59.6 per 100k, #14 highest)
- 1.6 million total tests (12,416.2 per 100k, #50 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 4.9 per 100k (#44 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.11 per 100k (#35 highest)
- New tests: 104.7 per 100k (#49 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 4.7% (#34 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Rhode Island

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 30.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 10.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 19.8%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 65.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 31.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 34.4%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 21,454 total cases (2,030.5 per 100,000 people, #13 highest among all states)
- 1,041 total deaths (98.5 per 100k, #6 highest)
- 485,026 total tests (45,903.9 per 100k, #1 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 8.9 per 100k (#33 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.19 per 100k (#20 highest)
- New tests: 607.0 per 100k (#1 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 1.4% (#46 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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South Carolina

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 32.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 9.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 23.1%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 63.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 23.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 40.2%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 114,093 total cases (2,302.2 per 100,000 people, #7 highest among all states)
- 2,573 total deaths (51.9 per 100k, #16 highest)
- 910,079 total tests (18,363.5 per 100k, #33 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 16.4 per 100k (#17 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.61 per 100k (#5 highest)
- New tests: 74.8 per 100k (#50 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 9.4% (#20 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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South Dakota

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 58.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 23.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 34.8%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 37.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 24.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 13.0%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 11,571 total cases (1,338.8 per 100,000 people, #32 highest among all states)
- 162 total deaths (18.7 per 100k, #40 highest)
- 137,765 total tests (15,939.7 per 100k, #42 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 16.6 per 100k (#16 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.12 per 100k (#34 highest)
- New tests: 111.0 per 100k (#47 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 26.3% (#6 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Tennessee

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 35.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 13.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 22.2%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 60.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 28.5%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 31.9%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 147,353 total cases (2,215.5 per 100,000 people, #9 highest among all states)
- 1,648 total deaths (24.8 per 100k, #32 highest)
- 2.1 million total tests (31,605.7 per 100k, #7 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 20.5 per 100k (#7 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.42 per 100k (#10 highest)
- New tests: 371.9 per 100k (#8 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 5.5% (#32 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Texas

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 23.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 8.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 15.1%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 72.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 24.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 48.4%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 592,137 total cases (2,123.5 per 100,000 people, #12 highest among all states)
- 11,805 total deaths (42.3 per 100k, #20 highest)
- 4.8 million total tests (17,086.6 per 100k, #40 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 17.9 per 100k (#12 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.64 per 100k (#4 highest)
- New tests: 126.8 per 100k (#41 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 26.2% (#7 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Utah

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 40.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 12.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 28.0%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 54.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 25.0%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 29.6%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 50,174 total cases (1,647.6 per 100,000 people, #24 highest among all states)
- 401 total deaths (13.2 per 100k, #43 highest)
- 637,329 total tests (20,927.9 per 100k, #24 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 12.4 per 100k (#25 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.11 per 100k (#36 highest)
- New tests: 126.5 per 100k (#42 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 11.1% (#17 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Vermont

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 40.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 12.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 28.2%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 55.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 26.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 28.5%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 1,577 total cases (252.3 per 100,000 people, #51 highest among all states)
- 58 total deaths (9.3 per 100k, #48 highest)
- 122,841 total tests (19,655.3 per 100k, #27 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 44028.0 per 100k (#1 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.00 per 100k (#50 highest)
- New tests: 204.4 per 100k (#20 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 0.5% (#51 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Virginia

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 33.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 10.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 23.2%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 62.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 22.7%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 40.1%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 115,458 total cases (1,372.2 per 100,000 people, #30 highest among all states)
- 2,515 total deaths (29.9 per 100k, #29 highest)
- 1.5 million total tests (17,917.5 per 100k, #36 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 10.9 per 100k (#30 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.18 per 100k (#23 highest)
- New tests: 170.7 per 100k (#32 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 6.8% (#29 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Washington

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 28.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 7.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 21.1%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 68.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 31.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 37.1%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 71,705 total cases (983.0 per 100,000 people, #42 highest among all states)
- 1,876 total deaths (25.7 per 100k, #30 highest)
- 1.4 million total tests (18,920.2 per 100k, #31 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 2.3 per 100k (#49 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.13 per 100k (#32 highest)
- New tests: 70.6 per 100k (#51 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 8.4% (#23 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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West Virginia

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 30.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 8.6%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 21.8%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 64.1%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 27.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 36.9%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 9,540 total cases (521.6 per 100,000 people, #48 highest among all states)
- 190 total deaths (10.4 per 100k, #45 highest)
- 409,605 total tests (22,394.4 per 100k, #18 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 5.8 per 100k (#41 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.19 per 100k (#21 highest)
- New tests: 311.5 per 100k (#11 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 1.8% (#43 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Wisconsin

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 32.4%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 10.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 21.6%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 62.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 28.9%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 34.0%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 77,092 total cases (1,334.1 per 100,000 people, #33 highest among all states)
- 1,108 total deaths (19.2 per 100k, #39 highest)
- 1.2 million total tests (21,038.3 per 100k, #23 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 12.3 per 100k (#26 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.10 per 100k (#40 highest)
- New tests: 146.8 per 100k (#36 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 8.5% (#21 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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Wyoming

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is safe: 48.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “very safe”: 13.8%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “somewhat safe”: 34.4%

Residents who believe K-12 school reopening is not safe: 45.2%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not very safe”: 19.3%
--- Residents who believe reopening is “not safe at all”: 25.9%

Total state COVID-19 counts as of August 26:
- 3,684 total cases (633.2 per 100,000 people, #45 highest among all states)
- 37 total deaths (6.4 per 100k, #49 highest)
- 70,578 total tests (12,130.2 per 100k, #51 highest)

Daily new counts over the past week (August 19 to August 26, seven-day averages):
- New cases: 6.2 per 100k (#39 highest among all states)
- New deaths: 0.07 per 100k (#44 highest)
- New tests: 183.8 per 100k (#27 highest)
- Test positive ratio: 45.0% (#1 highest, recommended ratio: under 10%)

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