How Much Does the Student Population of a School Affect the Spread of COVID-19 Within That School
Amanda Yang
Collingwood School
Floor Location : M 113 H

Coronavirus is a disease spread through respiratory functions; as a precautionary measure, people have been socially distancing, preventing contact with others, wearing masks, and taking better care of personal hygiene. Since March of 2020, schools in Vancouver have been faced with the challenge to go online to keep students, staff and the population safer from the spread of COVID-19. As of September 2021, schools have resumed. Resuming schools means the risk of exposure to the disease, however, how do the number of students per school play a role in the spread and number of days the school’s been exposed?

The purpose of this study is to examine the correlation and Linear Regression Squared Line of different populations of schools within their school district compared to the number of days they have been exposed to COVID-19. This study will determine how strong the relationship is between the student population and the number of COVID-19 exposure days for each school district; the school districts being analyzed are Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver. By determining how strong the relationship is between the student population and the number of COVID-19 cases will allow a better prediction for the number of Covid-19 cases per school based on how many students are enrolled.