Number of new cases relative to 1km of university halls for group of universities starting 14/09/20

The impact of University reopenings on COVID-19 cases in Scotland

This paper estimates the impact of University reopenings in Scotland in Autumn 2020 on COVID-19 cases in Scottish neighbourhoods. These effects are linked to the group of Universities that started on 14th September, which include large Universities located in the major urban areas. The cases began to rise on 21st September, with 100 extra cases per 100,000 per day, and peaked a week later with 400 additional cases per 100,000 per day, after which they started declining, but persist until the Autumn tightening of coronavirus restrictions bit in November, two months after the restrictions were enacted. This was vetted onto Covid Economics, 2021.

June 2021 · Hector Rufrancos, Mirko Moro, Eva Moore