We identify, analyse and advise
The Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force advises the public authorities in the current COVID-19 crisis. While the Task Force does not make decisions about measures or actions taken, the volunteer group of experts represents relevant scientific fields and ensures that impartial scientific advice is given.
The members of the Swiss National COVID-19 Science Task Force do not receive any remuneration or compensation for their work in the Task Force. Each member has disclosed any potential conflicts of interest. These documents are available on the Organisation & expert groups page.
Masks are recommended where social distancing cannot be respected, and mandatory in certain enclosed spaces such as public transport, as well as schools, and shops in certain cantons. They are protective of the wearer and especially of others, and as such are part of the bundle of measures needed to keep the COVID19 pandemic under control.
Testing strategy for children (0-12 years of age) and quarantining strategy of children and adolescents in Switzerland
This document supports the aim to keep compulsory schools open wherever possible, and for upper secondary and tertiary level students to be preferably taught online during times of high transmission in specific areas.
In October-November, the Romandy became a COVID19 hotspot in Switzerland and in Europe.
Considerations regarding the duration of quarantine for people with possible exposure to SARS-CoV-2 infection
This policy brief addresses questions about the duration of quarantine.