Washington State Study of Using Contact Hours for Tracking COVID19 Infections
9 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2020
Date Written: May 27, 2020
This paper presents the results of a pilot study using contact hours rather than group size to determine potential COVID19 infection rates. The pilot study clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of this new metric of contact hours which takes the size of the group as well as exposure time into account. Using contact hours may be a more effective and efficient metric for measuring the potential threat of COVID19 spread.
Note: Funding: None to declare
Declaration of Interest: Data MOU was drawn up between the senior author of the study (Richard Fiene) and the Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families to utilize the data for this study.
Keywords: COVID19, contact hours, group size, metric, measurement, methodology, child care
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