Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in children aged 0 to 19 years in childcare facilities and schools after their reopening in May 2020, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Ehrhardt J, Ekinci A, Krehl H, Meincke M, Finci I, Klein J, Geisel B, Wagner-Wiening C, Eichner M, Brockmann SO

Euro Surveill 25 (36) - [2020-09-00; online 2020-09-12]

We investigated data from severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infected 0-19 year olds, who attended schools/childcare facilities, to assess their role in SARS-CoV-2 transmission after these establishments' reopening in May 2020 in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Child-to-child transmission in schools/childcare facilities appeared very uncommon. We anticipate that, with face mask use and frequent ventilation of rooms, transmission rates in schools/childcare facilities would remain low in the next term, even if classes' group sizes were increased.

Category: Health

Type: Journal article

PubMed 32914746

DOI 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.36.2001587

Crossref 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.36.2001587

pmc: PMC7502898

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