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COVID-19 Study recruiting UNC Faculty, Students and Staff involved with research on campus

Are you interesting in knowing whether you may have SARS-CoV-2? A research study on campus to assess if prevention measures on campus are keeping the research community safe can help you with that.

Research personnel on campus (including persons conducting laboratory research, human subject research, administrative support or other support such as housekeeping) are invited to participate in the Return to Campus COVID-19 Assessment Project for UNC-Chapel Hill Employees and Trainees (ReCCAP) study. The research study involves regular testing for (SARS-CoV-2) among asymptomatic individuals using self-collected swabs, saliva, and blood for viral and antibody testing as well as some questionnaires.

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The research study involves an enrollment visit in person where you will undergo a blood draw, a mid-turbinate nasal swab (this is not a naso-pharyngeal swab so it does not go all the way up the nose) and an online questionnaire. The in-person visit will take 15-30 minutes and can be done in select locations on campus. If you test positive on the PCR test you will be referred for confirmatory testing to the UNC Respiratory Diagnostic Center. After the enrollment visit, they sample participants every 2 weeks for self-collected nasal swabs and a brief on-line questionnaire which can be done remotely with collection and drop off on campus. The study will ask everyone to do a self-collected blood draw and nasal swab at 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months also with convenient drop off and collection on campus.

If you are interested in participating, please visit their website. There you will find more information about the research study and your eligibility to enroll.

If you have any questions, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call them at 919-962-5450. The IRB number for this study is 20-1771, and the IRB contact information is 919-966-3113 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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