This infographic from the World Health Network illustrates how multiple layers of protection work together to ensure the safety of kids in an educational setting.

Schools and early care and education (ECE) programs are an important part of the infrastructure of communities. They provide safe, supportive learning environments for children and adolescents and employ teachers and other staff.1, 2  Schools and some ECE programs also provide critical services, including school meal programs and social, physical, behavioral, and mental health services.1, 3  Schools… Continue reading CDC Science Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs – Updated

This infographic outlines critical tools for enhancing air quality in educational settings, recommended in addition to the consistent use of masks.

We would like to recognize the extensive work that has been undertaken by all school boards over the past year to optimize and improve ventilation and filtration in schools. As a result of these efforts, we are pleased to note that ventilation improvement measures have been reported in all schools in all school boards across… Continue reading ON Ministry of Education: School Ventilation

This article presents the measurements of indoor climate in classrooms in the same school in Denmark. The classrooms had different ventilation systems: Ventilation was achieved either by manually operable windows, or by automatically operable windows with and without an exhaust fan in operation, or by a balanced mechanical ventilation system. Indoor air temperature and carbon… Continue reading REHVA: Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Environment in Classrooms with Different Ventilation Systems

As the nation reopens after COVID-19 restrictions, people across the country are making decisions about going back to the office or putting their children back in classrooms. But how can you make the right call? We asked the experts how to improve indoor air quality, and what questions to ask your boss or school administrator.… Continue reading USA Today: Ventilation and air filtration play a key role in preventing the spread of COVID-19 indoors

A large study of children and young people who caught SARS-CoV-2 has found that as many as one in seven (14%) may still have symptoms 15 weeks later.1 However, this figure is lower than in some studies that have reported a prevalence of long covid as high as 51% in children and young people. Speaking at… Continue reading The BMJ: Long covid: One in seven children may still have symptoms 15 weeks after infection, data show

This document was developed by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the BC Centre for Disease Control, Indigenous rightsholders and education partners including teachers, parents and school leaders to outline the principles and requirements for maintaining safe learning environments. These comprehensiveguidelines build on the Public Health Communicable Disease Guidance for K-12 Schools developed by… Continue reading BC CDC: Provincial COVID-19 Communicable Disease Guidelines for K-12 Settings

As of September 2021, children have stated the new school year and Canada has entered the fourth wave of the pandemic (18, 19). Delta is the dominant variant across Canada and the number of and proportion of Delta cases is increasing across the country and modelling studies have predicted that the daily number of cases… Continue reading PHA of Canada: Evidence on the Virulence, Transmission and Impact of B.1.617.2 (Delta) among Children

In the early days of the pandemic, researchers proposed that the main route of SARS-CoV-2 transmission was either via large droplets that people exhaled in a projectile motion through coughs and sneezes or via surface contamination. Recent work, however, has uncovered that virus particles can also infect others via long-range spread. Behind this long-range spread are bioaerosolsTrusted Source, which… Continue reading Medical News Today: Schools will need more than fresh air to stop COVID-19: MIT study

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