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Schools & Education

This Fall has demonstrated the complexity education faces in the COVID-19 era. Widespread individual testing includes a prohibitively high cost barrier, leaving educators and administrators seeking inventive solutions—even as flu season approaches and potentially a second wave of SARS-CoV-2. Monitor the conversation that is helping us provide solutions to education.

  • An analysis of return-to-school across the US reveals that nearly ½ of all schools opened fully in-person

    Public and private schools in several parts on NYC are to be closed, shortly after reopening due to surges in COVID-19 cases. These areas, although the City has an average of less than 1.8% positivity rates, have as high as 8% of all tests coming up positive. More here »

  • New shutdowns imposed in New York City – schools in several zip codes impacted

    Public and private schools in several parts on NYC are to be closed, shortly after reopening due to surges in COVID-19 cases. These areas, although the City has an average of less than 1.8% positivity rates, have as high as 8% of all tests coming up positive. More here »

  • Schools lack standardized ways to track COVID-19 in student populations

    Although some schools are more than 2 months in, there isn’t a nation wide tracking system for COVID-19 cases in schools. Kathleen Berens, PHD located in Long Island says In a five-mile radius around my office there are several public and private schools, and every single one of those schools are doing different things, which is crazy,” Read the full article »

  • Are temperature checks an adequate COVID-19 mitigation tactic in schools?

    Given the high ratio of students aged 5-18 that do not have symptoms or may be pre-symptomatic, touchless thermometers may not be as effective as previously thought. Experts warn it won’t work, read the full article »

  • COVID-19 cases on the rise in Florida, one of the first states to reopen schools.

    Parents and teachers are becoming increasingly concerned as many students are sickened with COVID-19 just weeks into a new school year. Compounding the issue is that while state and local health departments insist there will be transparency in case reporting, this hasn’t been adhered to in all areas. Screening students with high frequency, however, has been proven to be more indicative of a potential outbreak. Read more »

  • At least 3 teachers have died since the start of fall semester, sparking concerns from districts, school boards, and parents.

    As the largest school district in the US, New York City Public Schools, expects to open in this month, another teacher death from COVID-19 in South Carolina gives districts pause. Fortunately, this teacher, 28, was not in close contact with any students prior to her death. Can screening students and staff help prevent teachers from feeling as if they the US is “using us as a science experiments?” Read the full article »