Public health and social measures' considerations for educational authorities
Schooling in the time of COVID-19: Considerations for health and educational authorities on the public health and social measures to reopen schools as safely as possible
The return to face-to-face learning helps children return to a sense of normality, although different normality as prevention and control measures have likely altered school and classroom routines.
- It is important that schools should have a risk-mitigation strategy in place.
- Countries should ensure these strategies carefully balance the likely benefits for, and harms to, younger and older age groups of children when making decisions about implementing infection prevention and control measures.
- Any measure needs to be balanced with the even worse alternative of schools being closed and
- Any measure introduced by schools should follow standard protocols for implementation.
This publication shares more detailed considerations for health and educational authorities on the public health and social measures to reopen schools as safely as possible.