In-person schooling and COVID-19 transmission- A Review of the Evidence

The brief is based on a review of twenty publications: reviews of literature, national surveillance studies of re-opened schools, ecological studies, transmission modeling simulation studies and case tracing studies. The authors include government agencies, academic researchers and independent research organizations. Most sources are focused on high-inconk countries. The preliminary findings thus far' suggest that in-person schooling - especially when coupled with preventive and control measures - had lower secondary COVID-19 transmission rates compared to other settings and do not seem to have significantly contributed to the overall community transmission risks.

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Authors: UNICEF
Year of publication: 2020
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Content type:  Article
Areas of work: Social science
Region: Global

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