*** SPECIAL NEWS ***
We are pleased to offer SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) ANTIBODY SCREENING along with ASK.
If you chose to opt-in, this study will also be able to test if your child has had COVID-19 infection in the past. The test can detect in your child’s blood the presence of antibodies the body made against the COVID-19 virus. Keep in mind that the antibody test cannot tell if your child has COVID-19 virus today. Participation in this part of the study will help determine how many children in our community already had COVID-19 infections, including those that could have had mild or no symptoms.
This part of the study is optional and you do not need to participate in the SARS-CoV-2 antibody test to participate in ASK.
*** SCREENING VISITS MUST BE SCHEDULED IN ADVANCE ***
Please reschedule your appointment and do NOT come in if, within the past 14 days, the research participant or any member of the household or close contact who has had:
a. Fever, cough, respiratory symptoms or shortness of breath
b. Been in close contact (in same room or within 6 feet) with a person diagnosed with or who is under investigation for Coronavirus
c. Travel to China, Japan, South Korea, Italy, Iran, or Hong Kong
We will ask these questions at check-in and if any of the above are true, we will send you home to reschedule.
Please be sure to be in touch with your research team if you have any concerns about diabetes symptoms or home glucose values if you are doing home glucose monitoring.
We will get you rescheduled once you have been symptom-free for 14 days and do not meet any other criteria listed above.
Our ultimate goal is to provide a safe environment at Barbara Davis Center and we are sorry for any inconveniences these restrictions may have on your personal schedule or participation in research. For more information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC website listed below:
As outlined by our health authorities, the most effective way to prevent and control respiratory viruses is the consistent practice of good respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene.
– Stay home if you feel unwell.
– Wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, that’s about the same length it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice.
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
– When coughing or sneezing:
• Cover your mouth and nose with your arm or tissues.
• Immediately dispose of any tissues you have used into the garbage and wash your hands afterwards.