COVID-19 vs. school: We asked experts about transmission risks and what is needed to keep classrooms open
2021-01-12 from cbc.ca
After an extended break from in-class learning for thousands of students across Canada, the winter school term is officially on. But while many have returned to physical classrooms this week, most students in Ontario and some in Quebec are staying in remote-learning mode for now, due to what one official called a "troubling" rise in cases of COVID-19 among school-aged children.
We asked experts what the fall term taught us about coronavirus transmission in schools, how new variants of COVID-19 affect the risks of those transmissions and what measures are needed for in-person classrooms across Canada to open and stay open.
Here's what they said:
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