After extensive planning and receiving the appropriate approvals from our ethics and safety team we have been allowed to reopen and resume data collection at Momentum/Engage.
Our main recommendations were to limit the amount of people in the office at a time as well as to limit the amount of time that people need to spend in the office.
To that effect one of the main changes we have made is that we have modified our questionnaire to be able to be completed at home online. For the participants who choose this option we send the questionnaire link to be completed at home and then when you finish it we will have you in for a nurse visit to do the required testing and receive compensation. This portion only take about 20-30 minutes ensuring you time in the office space is as limited as possible.
We will still be offering full visits (questionnaire and testing) in the office for those who do not have access to a computer or internet.
For any questions regarding these new procedures feel free to call or email the office.
COVID-19 Precautions to Keep Participants and Study Personnel safe
Here are the steps we are taking to ensure your safety:
Anyone with the following risk factors for exposure to COVID-19 will not be permitted to complete their study visit and will be re-booked for an appointment at least two weeks in the future:
Those who in the last 7 days, have had one or more of the following symptoms: cough, fever, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, diarrhea, extreme fatigue, loss of taste or smell OR
Those who in the last 14 days have been in close contact with a person who was diagnosed with COVID-19 OR
Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days
We ask that participants come alone and do not bring a friend/companion
A distance of 2m between study staff and participants will be maintained as much as possible
Study nurses will be wearing appropriate personal protective equipment during the nursing portion (i.e. face masks etc…)
We will provide face masks and make hand sanitizer available to participants
Computer stations will be thoroughly cleaned before and between participants
The time spent with the study nurse will be significantly shorter than during previous visits
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