To return to school, or to remain on Zoom- that has been the major question during the pandemic for many school districts across the country. Now, CDC researchers say that evidence doesn’t point to the classroom as a major driver of coronavirus infections. Read on for more about the “reassuring” news, and why it’s still important for school communities to take health precautions.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers on Tuesday said that there is “reassuring” evidence about a lack of widespread coronavirus transmission in schools, amid sometimes-intense debate over reopening.
The researchers wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association that there have been some reported cases of the virus in schools, but they have not been major drivers of transmission.
“As many schools have reopened for in-person instruction in some parts of the US as well as internationally, school-related cases of COVID-19 have been reported, but there has been little evidence that schools have contributed meaningfully to increased community transmission,” the CDC researchers wrote.