NEWS | May 29, 2020

COVID-19 community survey seeking participants

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Scientists from the University of California, Davis, are conducting a survey to learn about the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak that began early in 2020.

UC Davis scientists are conducting a survey to learn about the impacts of the COVID-19. UC Davis scientists are conducting a survey to learn about the impacts of the COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had unprecedented impact on the lives of people all over the world. The UC Davis researchers would like to understand more about how the coronavirus and related shelter-in-place (lockdown) measures have affected you and your family. Collecting this information will be critical for understanding current anxieties, needs and challenges, and help identify factors that might influence susceptibility to this virus, potentially to other viruses and later health outcomes. Changes also will be evaluated over time.

In the future, the researchers hope to be able to collect biological specimens that can later be tested for antibodies to the COVID-19 virus. Combined with survey responses, the information will help determine factors that relate to COVID-19 status, the full range of symptoms and the prevalence in our local community.

Very little is known about effects of a pandemic of this scale on survivors. We do know it’s important to find out so we can find better ways to prepare for and respond to future pandemics or health problems that might arise.

If you were directly or indirectly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, please complete the survey for yourself and other members of your household. It takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete.  More information and the the survey itself can be found here.