A Study to Analyze Algorithms for Evaluating Early Detection of SARS-CoV/COVID-19 Infection in Critical Service Employees


About this study

The purpose of this study is to develop algorithms that will enable earlier identification and testing triggers for COVID-19 in otherwise asymptomatic patients, and to identify baseline characteristics from patients that ultimately test positive for COVID-19 that may predict clinical trajectory during the evolution of disease.


Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age 18 years or older.
  • Employed at > 0.75 FTE as a healthcare worker, emergency services worker, or critical services employee that has direct contact with patients/customers and cannot abide by social distancing guidelines.
    • Physicians, nurses, allied health, etc.;
    • Police officers, State Patrol, etc.;
    • Cashiers, other positions that can clearly describe how the above criteria place them at high-risk due to regular interactions.
  • Patient is comfortable and willing to interact with a tablet-based interface on a daily basis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Under the age of 18 years old.
  • Has previously tested positive or has a pending test for SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19.
  • Is currently undergoing self-quarantine for suspected COVID-19.
  • Works less than 0.75 FTE or cannot clearly articulate the nature of patient/interpersonal interactions that place them at high-risk.
  • Is unable to read and/or unwilling to interact with a tablet-based interface for daily questionnaire.
  • Is unwilling or unable to provide baseline data required for entry into the study.
  • Recent history of unexpected hospitalizations due to a chronic medical condition (e.g., chronic, unstable heart failure).
  • Travel to and from a high-risk area within the past 14 days (e.g., U.S. or international “hot spot”).

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Jordan Miller, Ph.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Lisa Seymour

(507) 293-7698


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