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Health Care Workers and Essential Personnel

Health care workers and other essential employees play a key role in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health care workers and other essential employees have an increased exposure to individuals with COVID-19 leading to a greater risk for developing the disease and an increase in the stress of the job. In an effort to learn more about the experiences of employees, multiple Johns Hopkins and national research protocols are inviting health care workers and other employees to participate in research and public health surveillance activities. As an employee, you should know that in every case it is a voluntary decision to join a research study or public health surveillance activity. If you do not participate in these activities, it will have no impact on your employment.

To help you make an informed decision about participating, we have created this website as a resource to learn about Johns Hopkins research studies and public health surveillance activities related to COVID-19 that seek to include employees. You may be able to join more than one of these studies but this is not always true. This limitation should be part of your decision to participate. All of the protocols listed are approved by the Johns Hopkins Medicine IRB.

A chart providing an overview of options is listed below. To learn more about any of the options listed, select ‘View Full Study Description’ to access a summary or contact the team using the contact number provided below.