Infection prevention guidelines and considerations for paediatric risk groups when reopening primary schools during COVID-19 pandemic, Norway, April 2020.

Johansen TB, Astrup E, Jore S, Nilssen H, Dahlberg BB, Klingenberg C, Berg AS, Greve-Isdahl M

Euro Surveill 25 (22) - [2020-06-00; online 2020-06-12]

In response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, most countries implemented school closures. In Norway, schools closed on 13 March 2020. The evidence of effect on disease transmission was limited, while negative consequences were evident. Before reopening, risk-assessment for paediatric risk groups was performed, concluding that most children can attend school with few conditions requiring preventative homeschooling. We here present infection prevention and control guidelines for primary schools and recommendations for paediatric risk groups.

Type: Other

PubMed 32524956

DOI 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.22.2000921

Crossref 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.22.2000921

pmc: PMC7336110

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