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Table 2 Frequencies of in-school and out-of-school risk behaviors among students and staff in the 14 days prior to in-school exposure to a COVID-19 case in a school district in Georgia, December 2020–January 2021 (N=796)

From: Prevalence of risk behaviors and correlates of SARS-CoV-2 positivity among in-school contacts of confirmed cases in a Georgia school district in the pre-vaccine era, December 2020–January 2021

  Elementary Students
N=469
Middle/High Students
N=248
Staff
N=79
Total
N=796
In-School Behaviors
 Any sports participationa 16 (3.4%) 103 (41.5%) 9 (11.4%) 128 (16.1%)
 Any non-sports extracurricular activitiesb 35 (7.5%) 21 (8.5%) 3 (3.8%) 59 (7.4%)
 Ever took school bus to get to school 317 (67.7%) 132 (53.2%) - 449 (56.5%)
 Any unmasked time in schoolc 235 (50.5%) 109 (46.8%) 32 (43.8%) 376 (48.8%)
 Any unmasked time in school indoorsc 99 (21.3%) 74 (31.8%) 13 (18.1%) 186 (24.2%)
 Any unmasked time in school outdoors 200 (51.7%) 62 (45.6%) 24 (61.5%) 286 (50.9%)
 Any unmasked time in school sports 11 (2.4%) 91 (37.6%) 2 (2.6%) 104 (13.2%)
Out of school extracurricular activities
 Sports outside of school 15 (3.2%) 22 (8.9%) 1 (1.3%) 38 (4.8%)
 Non-sports extracurriculars out of school 26 (5.6%) 33 (13.4%) 9 (11.4%) 68 (8.6%)
History of travel
 Traveled outside of state 13 (2.8%) 11 (4.5%) 9 (11.4%) 33 (4.2%)
Visits to non-school indoor locations
 Visited any indoor location 313 (66.9%) 177 (71.4%) 70 (89.7%) 560 (70.5%)
 Grocery/retail 189 (40.4%) 99 (39.9%) 53 (67.1%) 341 (42.9%)
 Restaurant 69 (14.7%) 60 (24.2%) 25 (31.7%) 154 (19.4%)
 Church/religious locations 52 (11.1%) 28 (11.3%) 6 (7.6%) 86 (10.8%)
 Gym 8 (1.7%) 22 (8.9%) 9 (11.4%) 39 (4.9%)
 Club/bar - - 2 (2.5%) 2 (0.3%)
 Other indoor location 41 (8.8%) 24 (9.7%) 8 (10.1%) 73 (9.2%)
 Ever didn’t wear a mask in indoor locations 72 (15.4%) 70 (28.7%) 28 (35.4%) 170 (21.5%)
Social gatherings with non-HH members
 Any social gatherings with non-HH members 165 (35.2%) 108 (43.6%) 43 (54.4%) 316 (39.7%)
 Any unmasked indoor social gatherings 149 (31.9%) 95 (38.8%) 40 (51.3%) 284 (36.0%)
 Had social gatherings on ≥2 occasion 90 (19.2%) 62 (25.0%) 32 (40.5%) 184 (23.1%)
 Had social gatherings on ≥5 occasions 31 (6.6%) 15 (6.1%) 5 (6.3%) 51 (6.4%)
 Number of people in social gathering 1-2 47 (10.0%) 20 (8.1%) 9 (11.4%) 76 (9.6%)
 Number of people in social gathering 3-5 51 (10.9%) 41 (16.5%) 15 (19.0%) 107 (13.5%)
 Number of people in social gathering ≥6 66 (14.1%) 47 (19.0%) 19 (24.1%) 132 (16.6%)
Staff-Specific Behaviors
 Had in-person meetings with other staffd - - 30 (38.5%) 30 (38.5%)
 Had lunch with other staff indoors - - 23 (29.9%) 23 (29.9%)
 Spent time with other staff any other time - - 23 (29.9%) 23 (29.9%)
 Spent any unmasked time with other staff - - 23 (29.9%) 23 (29.9%)
  1. HH Household
  2. *Individual numbers may not add to denominator if participants declined individual questions
  3. aReported sports include basketball, cheerleading, wrestling, other (both elementary and middle/high); martial arts (elementary only); baseball, track, football, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball (middle/high only)
  4. bExtracurricular activities included after-school care, dance, band, choir, tutoring, drama club, theater
  5. cDoes not include meals
  6. dReported 100% mask use for in-school meetings with other staff