Revisión de la evidencia sobre el impacto del cierre de centros educativos en la evolución de la pandemia por COVID-19
The concrete effect of school closure could not be determined in the first wave due to the overlapping implementation of other non-pharmacological interventions, the significant risk of bias in most of the published studies and the contradictory results. In the studies conducted in regions/locations with low incidence of cases, where a controlled opening of educational centers was carried out, it was observed that it did not imply an increase in the number of cases in the community. Considering that the closure of schools has had a negative impact on the mental health of a vulnerable population, such as children and teenagers, and that the reopening of schools during the pandemic (in a controlled manner) has not been considered to be the main responsible for the increase of cases in the community, and in accordance with ECDC and WHO-UNESCO recommendations, school closures should be considered as the last measure to be implemented to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Other factors, such as the epidemiological situation and the impact of other NPIs, have to be taken into account before implementing school closures.
Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; 2019-nCoV; Schools; Impact
Vivanco-Hidalgo RM, Gallastegui Calvache E, Rodés M. Revisión de la evidencia sobre el impacto del cierre de centros educativos en la evolución de la pandemia por COVID-19. Barcelona: Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya; 2021. (Informes de evaluación de tecnologías sanitarias).
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