Please review the opportunity below from Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto outlining how you can participate in a new COVID-19 Cohort Study.
CIS Ontario is not affiliated with the study. However, in the interest of supporting medical research, we agreed to distribute the information to our member school community on behalf of the research team at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Researchers from Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of Toronto invite you to join a research study about COVID-19. We are investigating how many people working in the education system in Ontario develop COVID-19, factors associated with infection, antibody responses, and the impact of COVID-19 vaccines. We are also studying the psychological impact of working during a pandemic.
The investigators are looking for teachers, early childhood educators, teaching assistants, principals, secretaries, janitors, bus or van drivers, lunch room and maintenance staff and others, whether they have direct student contact or not. Participants will be provided with a small token of appreciation for taking part in the year-long study.
If you are interested or know someone who might be, check out www.tibdn.ca/covid-19/education
📌CIS ONTARIO TEACHERS & STAFF, PLEASE NOTE: The consent form states that one has to work in an Ontario "public" school. Those who work at a private institution can select YES for that question. If there is someone interested from a private institution, please disregard any "public" wording, including on the consent form and the website - all educators/school personnel in Ontario are welcome regardless if it is in the public or private sphere.