Novel coronavirus 2019 transmission risk in educational settings

Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jun 25;ciaa794. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa794. Online ahead of print.


Transmission risk of SARS-CoV-2 in schools is unknown. Our investigations especially in pre-schools could not detect SARS-CoV-2 transmission despite screening of symptomatic and asymptomatic children. The data suggests that children are not the primary drivers of SARS-CoV-2 transmission in schools and could help inform exit strategies for lifting of lockdowns.

Keywords: COVID-19; Closures; Pediatric; SARS-CoV-2; School; Transmission.