Nature Communications (Feb 2021)

Modelling safe protocols for reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic in France

  • Laura Di Domenico,
  • Giulia Pullano,
  • Chiara E. Sabbatini,
  • Pierre-Yves Boëlle,
  • Vittoria Colizza

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 12, no. 1
pp. 1 – 10


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The role of children in the spread of COVID-19 is not fully understood, and the circumstances under which schools should be opened are therefore debated. Here, the authors demonstrate protocols by which schools in France can be safely opened without overwhelming the healthcare system.