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North York General Hospital

COVID-19 Cohort Study (CCS): Study of the epidemiology of COVID-19 in healthcare workers and their households

Join a research study about risk factors for COVID-19 in hospital workers

Status: Currently enrolling Click here to join Already a participant? Click here to log in

What is being studied?
    • The number of COVID-19 infections and factors linked with infection
    • Antibodies against COVID
    • Effect of COVID-19 vaccines
    • Psychological impact of working during a pandemic

We are looking for…
Staff working at North York General Hospital who…
    • are 18-75 years of age
    • Work anywhere in the hospital for more than 20 hours per week
    OR are MDs/NPs/midwives with privileges and spends at least 8 hours per week in the hospital
    • have access to a computer/ phone with internet access, and
    • Plan to be available for at least the next 3 months

What is required?
    • online baseline questionnaires every 12 months;
    • brief online reports every 2nd week;
    • online questionnaires about your level of stress every 6 months;
    • online reports when you are tested for COVID-19 or have symptoms that may be COVID;
    • blood samples to assess COVID-19 antibody levels
    • Optional: invite adults and children in your home to join (optional, see the information sheets & consent forms, below, for details)

Participation is voluntary
A small monetary gift is available for participating

Staff can join regardless of whether or not they have been vaccinated or already tested positive for COVID-19

If you have questions, please email COVID.study@sinaihealth.ca or call (416) 294-6383 between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM weekdays

NYGH Investigator: Dr. Kevin Katz


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Information Sheet and Consent Form