Weighing Up the Risks: School Closure and Reopening Under COVID-19 -- When, Why, and What Impacts? [open pdf - 368KB]
From the Summary: " In an effort to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019], governments around the world have closed schools.  School closures are negatively impacting the well-being of children and young people and, in some contexts, might not be effectively reducing transmission.  The INEE [Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies] and the Alliance call on policymakers to: [i] Consider the impacts of school closures on the education and protection outcomes of children and youth; [ii] Balance these impacts with a considered review of the health impacts; and [iii] Make informed, child-centered decisions on when and why to reopen schools."
2020 INEE. Posted here with permission. Document is under a Creative Commons license and requires proper attribution and noncommercial use to be shared: [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/]
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: https://www.alliancecpha.org/