COVID-19 Variant Supplement – RIsk of environmental Surface and air Contamination in COVID19 (RISC-COV)
This study has three goals. First, we will collect clinical and epidemiologic information about COVID‑19 in Toronto and Peel region to share with ISARIC studies of the risk factors for, clinical features and outcomes of this infection in Canada and around the world. Second, we will collect data about how long patients with this infection shed virus, and whether this virus can be found on surfaces and in the air around patients with this infection, in order to help guide infection prevention practice. Third, we will systematically collect samples containing the virus, serum and cells of the immune system, in order to create a biobank that can be shared with investigators developing vaccines and treatment for this disease.