Epidemiologist Lauren Ancel Meyers, University of Texas Austin, on New Research Trying to Help Parents Determine Return to School.

August 3, 2020

It’s meant to guide schools so they can anticipate when it might be safe, or easier, to open and bring kids in.

“Based on current infection rates, more than 80 percent of Americans live in a county where at least one infected person would be expected to show up to a school of 500 students and staff in the first week, if school started today.” FULL ARTICLE

  • A research team at UT developed a model for risk for children returning to school using infection rates, area, and size of school
  • Why It Matters: Although known transmission of COVID-19 from children to adult remains unknown, parents/educators are trying to assess risk with the data available. This is just one available tool, with the awareness that infection rates currently change nearly day to day.

Scroll down in the article to see this and plug in your county: CLICK HERE

Interactive tool from NYT for what “Back To School” might look like: CLICK HERE

by Jenna Lee,