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December 21, 2020

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A study of nearly 400 children in Mississippi found that in-person schooling or childcare wasn’t linked to a positive test for SARS-CoV-2, investigators reported in MMWR.

The investigation of Dr. Charlotte V. Hobbs, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and colleagues found that children were more likely to test positive if they were in close contact with someone with COVID-19 – and that those contacts were more likely Family members as classmates in school or in childcare.

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They also found that children were more likely to test positive if they reported that students and staff did not consistently wear masks in school.

The study included 397 children who received 154 SARS-CoV-2 tests from September 1 to November 5 and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and 243 negative controls.

Of the total participants, 62% of the case participants and 68% of the control participants stated that they had been to school within 2 weeks before reporting the SARS-CoV-2 test results. Therefore, in-person participation was not associated with a positive test (adjusted OR = 0.8; 95% CI, 0.5-1.3), Hobbs and colleagues said.

Of 236 children over 2 years of age who attended personal school 14 days before the SARS-CoV-2 test, parents of 64% of the case patients and 76% of the control patients stated that their child and all staff members wore a mask inside the building (aOR = 0.4; 95% CI, 0.2-0.8) the researchers reported.

In the 14 days prior to the SARS-CoV-2 test, case patients were more likely to have had close contact with someone known to have COVID-19 (aOR = 3.2; 95% CI, 2-5) participated in gatherings with people outside their household (aOR = 2.4; 95% CI, 1.1-5.5), carried out activities with other children (aOR = 3.3; 95% CI, 1.3- 8.4) or had visitors in their house (aOR =) 1.9; 95% CI, 1.2-2.9) than those in the control group.

“Close contacts with people with COVID-19 and gatherings contribute to SARS-CoV-2 infections in children and adolescents,” the authors wrote. “Consistent use of masks, social distancing, isolating infected people, and quarantining people exposed to the virus remain important to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

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