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Arizona Essential Workers: Help is Needed to Understand Covid-19

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The University of Arizona - AZ Heroes

The Arizona Healthcare, Emergency Response, and Other Essential workers Surveillance (AZ HEROES) Study is a one-year research project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study will help them understand how long immunity to COVID-19 lasts, and whether individuals experience repeat infections. The AZ HEROES research team plans to enroll 4,000 health care workers, first responders, frontline workers and other essential workers as participants across Arizona. Half of the study participants will have been previously infected by COVID-19. 

The goal of the Arizona Healthcare, Emergency Response, and Other Essential Workers Surveillance (AZ HEROES) Study is to enhance the knowledge of the epidemiologic and immunologic characteristics of novel COVID-19 infection and reinfection among high-exposure individuals who provide critical services to our communities.

The easiest way for someone to participate in the AZ HEROES Study is to fill out the web screening eligibility form, contact them at 520-848-4026 or or visit

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at TheUniversity of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to beacceptable, according to state and federal regulations and University policiesdesigned to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research.

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