Schools’ role in the spread of SARS-CoV-2

The Omicron wave of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)––the causative pathogen for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the current pandemic––led to rampant transmissions in schools. Therefore, the school-based viral transmission must be curtailed to reduce viral evolution and maintain children’s in-person education.