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
Here are the top 5 safest states for schools to reopen:
- New Hampshire
Here are the top 5 least safest states for schools to reopen:
- South Carolina
To see the full list, click here.