Toronto Public Well being is launching a brand new research that focuses on the actions of people that just lately examined adverse for COVID-19.
The research, which town described as a “new method for public well being models in Canada,” will examine the work environments, residing preparations, and different actions of those that examined adverse for the illness attributable to the novel coronavirus.
“Findings will examine the actions of people that check optimistic versus those that check adverse to assist perceive how individuals might have acquired their an infection and inform public well being actions to assist scale back virus unfold,” town mentioned in a information launch issued Thursday.
Those that just lately examined adverse will obtain an automatic textual content from Toronto Public Well being to finish a collection of survey questions, which town says are confidential and voluntary.
Individuals might be requested about their actions within the days previous to their COVID-19 check, the identical questions which can be posed to those that check optimistic.
“Outcomes will assist establish settings and actions which can be related to elevated threat of buying COVID-19 infections,” the information launch learn.
Those that participate within the survey, which takes roughly 10 to 15 minutes to finish, are requested to submit it no later than three days after receiving it.
“That is yet another instance of the work Toronto Public Well being is doing to assist fight COVID-19 in our neighborhood. I encourage residents who’re contacted by the survey to participate and assist our medical well being professionals defend our metropolis,” Mayor John Tory mentioned in a written assertion.
“I proceed to induce all residents to stay vigilant and comply with the general public well being tips. Keep house as a lot as potential, put on a masks while you go exterior, distance your self from others and stick together with your family.”
Dr. Eileen de Villa, town’s medical officer of well being, mentioned Toronto Public Well being will report its findings to the general public at a later date.