TitleRecess in the 21st Century Post-COVID World.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsRamstetter, CL, Baines, E, Brickman, CWoodham, Hyndman, B, Jarrett, O, London, RA, Massey, WV, McNamara, L, Murray, R, Rhea, D
Corporate AuthorsGlobal Recess Alliance
JournalJ Sch Health
Date Published08/2022

The abrupt onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world into frenzied action, creating a series of ongoing stressors: school/work closings, remote learning, canceled events, family strife, fear, and a significant loss of social interactions. It is now unsurprising to learn that children's mental health has suffered. As social connection is tightly entwined with children's mental health, supporting school-based spaces for quality social interactions is an important post-pandemic recovery strategy. The unstructured school recess space is ideal for supporting recovery. A large and growing body of evidence supports the important role of recess, yet evidence also suggests that recess is not always implemented in ways that fulfill its promise.

Alternate JournalJ Sch Health
PubMed ID35975616