A key concern amid the COVID-19 pandemic is the safe return of children, teachers, staff to schools.
While there a variety of high-level policies and plans being proposed local governments, there is little to be known about how these policies may affect specific individual schools.
GeoACT helps elucidate and expedite the safe reopening of schools using spatially-explicit agent-based modeling to help schools evaluate and improve their reopening plans to prevent super-spreader events and outbreaks.
Our school model takes user-input school-specific data such as floor-plans, class schedules, furniture layouts, as well as planned pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions to estimate the extent of COVID-19 transmission in specific schools. The GeoACT model then blends this with the best available science governing COVID-19 transmission dynamics to provide users an estimate of the extent of COVID-19 transmission as well as the spatial distributions of case loads in specific schools.Learn More
Along with integrating our model into the school ecosystem, GeoACT extends its capability to activities beyond school-hours. By accounting for transmission, ventilation in confined spaces and using real-time case data on specific routes, GeoACT successfully simulates the spread of COVID-19 aboard school buses.Learn More