The Risk Of Severe COVID-19 Within Households Of School Employees And School-Age Children
2020-09-17 from healthaffairs.org
Across the United States, school districts are grappling with questions of whether and how to reopen elementary and secondary schools in the 2020–21 academic year. Using pre-pandemic household data, we examined how often persons at risk of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) were connected to schools, either as employees or by living in the same households as school employees or school-age children. Between 42.0 and 51.4 percent of all school employees met the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) definition for having increased risk or potentially having increased risk of severe COVID-19. Among all adults with CDC risk factors for severe COVID-19, between 33.9 million and 44.2 million had direct or within-household connections to schools.
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