Close school?

In this computer model people go from homes to work and school. An infectious disease spreads through contact. You can try to stop the disease through a variety of interventions. Try making vaccine available to different groups (there’s limited vaccine, so you should choose carefully). People can refuse vaccine, so you have to educate them. You can try closing school, but you can’t do that directly. Rather, you have to tell two agencies to close schools when there is an infection alert.  Try the model now, or read more below:

This model shows children and adults going from home to public places, illness spreading, and people taking protective measures to protect themselves. Each person has levels of risk-awareness and beliefs that change in response to education and public alerts. Some beliefs are contagious too.

You can try different strategies to try to stop the spread of illness, including education, vaccination and school closure as well as alerts. Agencies signal alerts and offer education.

You can vaccinate different segments of the population, and use alerts to ask people to stay home when sick. However, people will only comply if they have a certain set of beliefs. That is people will only engage in health protective action if they have high perceived risk and high perceived efficacy. Try the model now by clicking here.