Elementary school teachers face lower risks of infection
Bringing students back into classrooms increases the risk that teachers will get COVID-19. Safety measures can reduce that risk, and new research found that the increased risk is lowest for elementary school teachers.
Expected excess risk of infection during the fall 2020 semester based on a scenario with moderate community transmission and all children equally susceptible in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 2-day schedules reduce the number of students in the building on any given day. Stable cohorts keep students in classrooms of 20 children.