Weighing up the risks: school closure and reopening under COVID-19

July 17, 2020

In an effort to prevent the transmission of Covid-19, 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 and the Alliance call on policymakers to:
– Consider the impacts of school closures on the education and protection outcomes of children and youth;
– Balance these impacts with a considered review of the health impacts; and
– Make informed, child-centered decisions on when and why to reopen schools

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