COVID-19 Infections Following Physical School Reopening [article]

Oren Miron, Kun-Hsing Yu, Rachel Wilf-Miron, Isaac Kohane, Nadav Davidovitch
2020 medRxiv   pre-print
School reopened in August-September 2020 and their effect on COVID-19 infections is unclear. Methods: We examined Coronavirus Disease-19 incidence following school reopening in Florida. Results: We found that counties teaching physically had 1.2-fold incidence increase in elementary schools and 1.3-fold increase in high schools, while counties teaching remotely had no increase. Conclusions: Our results suggest that counties teaching physically could consider teaching remotely, especially in high school, until it is safe to teach physically.
doi:10.1101/2020.10.24.20218321 fatcat:lz4nfgvczbcmpe3j4wn6tuno5e