Optimal Splitting of Classes to Prevent Disease Transmission

Splitting larger clusters such as school classes into smaller groups can be an efficient measure to slow the spread of the infection. The idea is to minimize disease transmission between these smaller groups. Therefore, a splitting strategy works best if most social interaction happens between people within a group, and as few as possible between the groups (cross-cohort contacts).

If the social relationships are known, a splitting strategy along these relationship lines can prevent the spread of the infection better than a random split or a split by gender (see this study). This tool can help to find a split that minimizes cross-cohort contacts.



Input: Group A Group B

Version: 1.01 | Contact: Andreas Neumann, Königstr. 33, D-90402 Nürnberg, Germany. email: aneumann@genics.de