Risk Assessment and Testing Protocols for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in K-12 Schools

Risk Assessment and Testing Protocols for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in K-12 Schools

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Risk Assessment and Testing Protocols for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in K-12 Schools

Published date

October 14, 2020

Objective

The purposes of this document are to 1) help school administrators to assess the risk of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Covid-191) in their schools, and 2) identify key considerations in developing a screening program to regularly test students and staff for the virus to support schools to open in-person more safely.

“Safer school re-openings have importance far beyond the academic benefits of in-person instruction. These testing and screening protocols have the potential to allow schools to use rapid testing in combination with appropriate mitigation measures in order to re-open safely and stay open, by preventing outbreaks that would otherwise cause closures.”

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Duke-Margolis Authors

silcox

Christina Silcox, PhD

Digital Health Policy Fellow
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Senior Team Member
Margolis Core Faculty

Michelle Franklin

Michelle Franklin, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Anti-Racism and Equity Committee Member

ray

Rebecca (Becky) Ray

Senior Policy Analyst

Mark McClellan

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD

Director of Margolis Center
Robert J. Margolis, MD, Professor of Business, Medicine and Policy
Margolis Executive Core Faculty