Strategies to exiting the COVID-19 lockdown for workplace and school: a scoping review

Roberto Latina, Alice Josephine Fauci, Roberto Latina, Silvia Gianola, Greta Castellini, Alessandra Sinopoli, Antonello Napoletano, Katia Salomone, Daniela D'Angelo, Andrea Del Monaco, Laura Iacorossi, Daniela Coclite, Primiano Iannone

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Abstract

In an attempt to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, several countries have implemented various social restrictions, such as closing schools and asking people to work from home. Nevertheless, after months of strict quarantine, a reopening of society is required. Many countries are planning exit strategies to progressively lift the lockdown without leading to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. Identifying exit strategies for a safe reopening of schools and places of work is critical in informing decision-makers on the management of the COVID-19 health crisis. This scoping review describes multiple population-wide strategies, including social distancing, testing, and contact tracing. It highlights how each strategy needs to be based on both the epidemiological situation and contextualize at local circumstances to anticipate the possibility of COVID-19 resurgence. However, the retrieved evidence lacks operational solutions and are mainly based on mathematical models and derived from grey literature. There is a need to report the impact of the implementation of country-tailored strategies and assess their effectiveness through high-quality experimental studies.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Numero di pagine8
RivistaSAFETY SCIENCE
Volume134
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2020

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