We are excited to share that our UBC BC Children’s Hospital research team has received funding to continue the Tracking COVID-19 for Safer Schools study during the 2022-2023 school year!
The goals of this next study phase are to assess the risk of re-infection with SARS-CoV-2, the immunological response to previous infection and vaccination, and the health impact of COVID-19 re-infections among educational workers.

Registration begins January 16, 2023.

Register Here

Are you a Vancouver, Delta or Richmond School District staff member who would like to help Canada learn about COVID-19 transmission and immunity in schools?

Would you like to know if you were previously exposed to COVID-19?

Help researchers track COVID-19 and make our schools safer. 

COVID Canada school researchThe main objective of this study is to determine the extent to which school workers are exposed to COVID-19 as part of their occupation, to understand the risk of infection and re-infection of COVID-19, and to explore the health impacts of COVID-19 on school staff. Results of this study will be used to develop strategies to help make Canadian schools safer for everyone.

Who can participate?
Approximately 2,400 classroom staff and 500 administrators and other staff who work in the Vancouver, Delta or Richmond School Districts will be recruited for this study. You are eligible to participate even if you’ve already had a COVID-19 infection or received the COVID-19 vaccine.

What does the study involve?
As part of the third phase of this study, you will be asked to complete an online survey and have a blood sample collected to determine if you've been exposed to the COVID-19 virus in the last 6-9 months.

How will I complete the survey?
After you register and answer a few questions to make sure you are eligible for this study, you will receive a unique survey link via email.

Where do I complete the blood test?
You can have your blood test taken at any LifeLabs location in the Lower Mainland or at a school-based clinic (dates and times TBD). You will have the opportunity to retrieve a requisition and book an appointment once you register for the study.

Will I receive the results of the blood test?
Yes, test results will be made available to you as a participant. 

How to Participate

Participants will receive an email to enroll in the third phase of this study!
Information on how new participants can sign up will be released in the coming months.

Click on the button below to read our study results and key findings from the 2021-2022 school year.

Latest Study Results

Click on the button below to find out about the preliminary results of this study.

Preliminary Study Results

Where can I learn more information about the study?
Participation in this study is voluntary, you can choose to withdraw from the study at any time. If you have questions after reading the study information, please email abcovid@bcchr.ca or click on this link to get more details about the study. 

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