The impact of statewide school closures on COVID-19 infection rates

Elena D. Staguhn, Elias Weston-Farber, Renan C. Castillo

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Daily COVID-19 infection rates were examined before and after statewide school closure orders. Regression techniques were used to model changes in the number of confirmed cases and data was combined across states using meta analyses. School closures were found to have a significant impact on infection rates, and thus, may be considered a viable intervention to lower COVID-19 infection rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-505
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2021


  • Coronavirus
  • Epidemiology
  • Nonpharmaceutical interventions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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