Considerations for School-Related Public Health Measures in the Context of COVID-19 [14 September 2020] [open pdf - 255KB]
From the Introduction: "Countries around the world are taking broad public health and social measures (PHSM), including closure of schools, to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 [severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2] virus, which causes COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. This Annex examines considerations for school operations, including openings, closures and re-openings and the measures needed to minimize the risk to students and staff of COVID-19. This Annex applies to educational settings for children under the age of 18 years and outlines general principles and key recommendations that can be tailored not only to schools but to specific school-related contexts, such as extracurricular activities."
2020 World Health Organization, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and United Nations Children's Fund. 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-nc-sa/3.0/igo/]
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/