Review the online informed consent information.
If you received an invitation from the study team, please use the unique participation link or code provided. This will direct you to the informed consent documentation.
Otherwise, you can click on Join Study Now which will direct you to a screening form. Once your eligibility is confirmed, you will receive an email with a link to the informed consent. Confirming your eligibility can take a few minutes but may take as long as 3 days. Please check your email spam/junk folder if you have not received an email from us in this timeframe.
Ensure you fully understand the study before electronically signing the informed consent. If you read the informed consent and decide that you don’t want to participate in the study, that’s OK. Please do not sign the consent form if you don’t want to participate.
Complete questionnaires about your medical history and relevant COVID-19 experiences.
The first questionnaire is information about you, your risk factors for COVID-19, previous testing for the infection, your health and medications, and any symptoms or treatments you may have had as a result of your illness. The rest of the questionnaires will be sent 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months from when you sign consent. This is a total of 6 questionnaires.
Provide blood samples using supplied self-collected tests kits.
If resources are available, you may be asked to complete self-collected blood test kits in the next few days and in 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months from now. The kit collects a small amount of blood from your finger or arm in a specialized device which you will then return to our lab for analysis. You can still participate in the study if you don’t want to do these blood tests.