Relationship between in-person instruction and COVID-19 incidence among university students: A prospective cohort study
We will study the relationship between in-person instruction and COVID-19 risk by comparing students who are offered in-person instruction with those who are offered online instruction.
Whether university teaching on campus with infection control measures in place is associated with higher risk of COVID-19 than online instruction, is unknown.
We will assess this by conducting repeated surveys among students at universities and university colleges in Norway, where some instruction is given in-person, and some is provided online (hybrid model).
We will ask about the students’ COVID-19 status, and how much in-person and online instruction they are getting.
We will estimate the association between in-person instruction and COVID-19-risk using multivariate regression, controlling for likely confounders.
We will also assess whether type of instruction is associated with how satisfied the students are with the instruction, their quality of life, and learning outcomes.