Are you a health care worker who has been exposed to or infected with the COVID-19 virus?
If so, we hope you’ll participate in the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health’s Health Care Worker COVID-19 Survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather information to better understand the exposures and infections that are occurring, in order to identify ways to reduce exposures and prevent infections among health care workers.
Health care workers are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, facing risk of exposure, infection and even death. Many thousands of healthcare workers have already been sickened by the virus. Your work is vitally important in the efforts to save lives and reduce further transmission of the virus.
Thank you for all you are doing to respond to this public health crisis.
Across the country, the response to the pandemic has been hindered by shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE), of intensive care beds, and equipment like ventilators to treat patients. Hopefully, these shortages will be eased with increased production of this vital equipment.
But healthcare workers – the well-trained professionals and support staff who risk their lives to treat patients and stem the pandemic - cannot be replaced. Thousands have been infected with the virus and many have become sick. Some will inevitably die because of their heroic work.
As vital as these workers are to the response to the pandemic, there is much we still need to learn about their workplace exposures and COVID-19 infections.
The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health is conducting a web-based survey of health care workers who have been exposed to or infected by the COVID-19 virus.
We are conducting this survey in order to
Identify and gather basic information about COVID-19 exposures and infections among healthcare workers, including health care support staff.
Gather information on situations, practices and policies that increase the risk of exposure and infection among health care workers.
Highlight opportunities to improve worker health and safety and infection control in health care settings.
We have prepared a brief survey to collect data that will help fulfill these objectives.
If you are a healthcare worker who has been exposed to or infected by the COVID-19, or a family member of one who cannot respond, we invite you to complete the survey.
The results will be posted on this website and will be accessible to public health researchers and the public.
The survey is anonymous. We will not ask for your name or your contact information.
Thank you for your help on this survey, and again many thanks for all you are doing to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic to help save lives.
If you are interested in participating, please read and sign the study’s informed consent form. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be connected to the study.
Click here for the Informed Consent form.