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School practices to promote social distancing in K-12 schools: review of influenza pandemic policies and practices

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, March 2018
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Title
School practices to promote social distancing in K-12 schools: review of influenza pandemic policies and practices
Published in
BMC Public Health, March 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12889-018-5302-3
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Authors

Lori Uscher-Pines, Heather L. Schwartz, Faruque Ahmed, Yenlik Zheteyeva, Erika Meza, Garrett Baker, Amra Uzicanin

Abstract

During an evolving influenza pandemic, community mitigation strategies, such as social distancing, can slow down virus transmission in schools and surrounding communities. To date, research on school practices to promote social distancing in primary and secondary schools has focused on prolonged school closure, with little attention paid to the identification and feasibility of other more sustainable interventions. To develop a list and typology of school practices that have been proposed and/or implemented in an influenza pandemic and to uncover any barriers identified, lessons learned from their use, and documented impacts. We conducted a review of the peer-reviewed and grey literature on social distancing interventions in schools other than school closure. We also collected state government guidance documents directed to local education agencies or schools to assess state policies regarding social distancing. We collected standardized information from each document using an abstraction form and generated descriptive statistics on common plan elements. The document review revealed limited literature on school practices to promote social distancing, as well as limited incorporation of school practices to promote social distancing into state government guidance documents. Among the 38 states that had guidance documents that met inclusion criteria, fewer than half (42%) mentioned a single school practice to promote social distancing, and none provided any substantive detail about the policies or practices needed to enact them. The most frequently identified school practices were cancelling or postponing after-school activities, canceling classes or activities with a high rate of mixing/contact that occur within the school day, and reducing mixing during transport. Little information is available to schools to develop policies and procedures on social distancing. Additional research and guidance are needed to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of school practices to promote social distancing.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 194 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 28 14%
Researcher 23 12%
Student > Bachelor 18 9%
Lecturer 15 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 7%
Other 34 18%
Unknown 63 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 22 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 19 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 10%
Computer Science 8 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 3%
Other 49 25%
Unknown 71 37%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 73. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 July 2020.
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