Year of Publication

2022

College

Public Health

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Committee Chair

John Lyons

Committee Member

Erin Haynes

Committee Member

Elizabeth Riley

Abstract

Schools are reopening or have already reopened while implementing precautions intended to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. However, evidence on the effects of these strategies or their benefits relative to each other in the school environment is indirect or lacking. This study investigated the effects of some of these strategies as employed by Kentucky schools in the fall 2020 semester using a linear mixed effects regression model using publicly available fall 2020 school incidence data, survey data from school staff, and Kentucky Department of Education data on school faculty and primary enrollment.

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