Globally, 70% of countries closed schools within the same 10-day period from 15th March 2020. The closures spread much faster than the virus. With the goal of supporting country reopening task forces to address the challenges of getting back to school, we have developed a Back to School Country Tracker and a regional comparison.
See COVID-19 cases and school status (open, closed, partially open), and features of reopening such as safety requirements and policy responses.
Data on COVID-19 cases and school status is updated daily at 8am Central European Summer Time.
Sources COVID-19 Cases and School Status Tracker:
The qualitative data collected by INSIGHTS is available to download (xls format). Updated daily.
Research and Data: Eileen E. O’Malley, Andrew Bollington, Natasha Lopes Müller, Aleesha Taylor, Hassan Ahmed, Randa Grob
Web Development: Andrew Bollington, Natasha Lopes Müller
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