Study looks at connection between schools and COVID-19

Posted at 8:24 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 11:24:51-04

A new study looked at how schools can potentially expose Americans to COVID-19.

The study by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality used pre-pandemic household data. They examined how often those “at risk” were connected to schools.

The results found 42 to 51% of all school employees face an increased risk of contracting COVID-19.

Among all adults with his factor for severe COVID-19, it found nearly 34 to 44 million people had direct or within-household connections to schools.