The science, opinions, and statistics behind why, with the proper mitigations in place, we are confident that school campuses can reopen safely. Students must come first.
Prolonged school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are presenting an unprecedented challenge to children’s education, health and well-being worldwide. The longer a student stays out of school, the higher their risk of dropping out.
“Schools can reopen safely,” says Dr. Ruediger Krech, WHO Director of Health Promotion. “Decisions to reopen schools should be driven by data and the safety measures in place, but also address the concerns of students, parents, caregivers and teachers.”