Transmission of COVID-19 Among Children
In its July 23, 2020 article entitled, “Preparing K-12 School Administrators for a Safe return to School in Fall 2020“, the CDC states the following with respect to the transmitability of COVID-19 among school age children:
“Children appear to be at lower risk for contracting COVID-19 compared to adults. While some children have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up nearly 95% of reported COVID-19 cases.  Early reports suggest children are less likely to get COVID-19 than adults, and when they do get COVID-19, they generally have a less serious illness.  As of July 21, 2020, 6.6% of reported COVID-19 cases and less than 0.1% of COVID-19-related deaths are among children and adolescents less than 18 years of age in the United States. “
“Early reports suggest the number of COVID-19 cases among children may vary by age and other factors. Adolescents aged 10-17 may be more likely to become infected with SARS-CoV-2 than children younger than age 10, ,  but adolescents do not appear to be at higher risk of developing severe illness. “
“Data on SARS-CoV-2 transmission among children are limited. Evidence from other countries suggests that the majority of children with COVID-19 were infected by a family member.  For example, the first pediatric patients in South Korea and Vietnam were most likely from contact with an adult family member. ,  Published reports from contact tracing of students with COVID-19 in schools from France, Australia, and Ireland suggest that students are not as likely to transmit the virus to other students compared to household contacts. , ,  However, more research is needed on SARS-CoV-2 transmission between children and household members.”
Are Teachers at Risk?
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2017-18 nearly 93% of all Public School teachers were under the age of 60, source.
|30 to 39||27.9%|
|40 to 49||29.0%|
|50 to 59||20.7%|
|60 and Over||7.4%|
Accordingly, Working Age persons, those between 25 and 54 years, account for nearly 52% of the U.S. population and only 20.2% of all COVID-19 deaths (32,298). Their odds against dying of COVID are 5,297 to one.
To date, there are no recorded incidents of a Teacher passing COVID-19 to a student or receiving it from a student and dying. (???)
|Age Group||Population||COVID Deaths||% COVID Deaths||COVID Odds|
|50 - 64||62,873,527||32,586||16.049%||1,929|