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WalletHub: New Jersey is the 8th safest state for schools to reopen

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey is  the 8th safest state for schools to reopen, according to a study done by WalletHub.

WalletHub released their 2020’s safest states for schools to reopen on Monday.

With some students learning online or experiencing a hybrid of online and in-person classes due to COVID-19, according to WalletHub’s report.

To identify which states have the safest conditions for reopening schools, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 15 key metrics. Our data set includes such things as the number of child COVID-19 cases per 100,000 children, the average public-school class size, and the ratio of students to school nurses.

School Reopening Safety in New Jersey (1=Safest, 25=Avg.):

  • 6th – Child COVID-19 Cases per 100,000 Children
  • 29th – Child COVID-19 Deaths per 100,000 Children
  • 5th – COVID-19 Cases in the Last Seven Days per 100,000 Residents
  • 24th – Share of K-12 Public School Students Transported Through School Transportation
  • 12th – Average Public-School Class Size
  • 4th – Pupil-Teacher Ratio
  • 2nd – Overall Likelihood of COVID-19 Infections
  • 5th – Student-to-School-Nurse Ratio

Source: WalletHub

Here are the top 5 safest states for schools to reopen:

  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. Massachusetts
  5. New Hampshire

Here are the top 5 least safest states for schools to reopen:

  1. Mississippi
  2. South Carolina
  3. Arkansas
  4. Arizona
  5. Nevada

To see the full list, click here.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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