12 March 2020 – Federal District orders the closure of schools

Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Education
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing measures; Adapting or closing schools
Level of Jurisdiction: District
Lead People/Agency: District government

Overview: The Federal District is the first district in Brazil to order the closure of schools on March 12
Full details here: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/04/27/bols-a27.html

Other links: 1
Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Rising case numbers and related fatalities