Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is proud to announce a COVID-19 seroprevalence study. The study will be conducted by performing antibody testing of roughly 2,000 residents of Cape Girardeau County. The study is a partnership of the Cape Girardeau County Commission , Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, Cross Trails Medical Center, and SoutheastHealth.
Study participants will be selected from individuals that complete an online survey. Respondents will answer questions about themselves, their health, and any symptoms they may have had. A randomized sample of respondents will be selected for blood testing. Participants will be notified via email of their inclusion in the study.
Cape Girardeau County residents can complete the online survey at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GJQFKBD
Funding for the antibody study is provided by the Cape Girardeau County Commission under the CARES Act. Testing a portion of the county’s population that may or may not have had symptoms of the illness will allow the Health Center to estimate the extent of infection in the population. The tests detect antibodies in the blood of recovered or asymptomatic individuals with COVID-19. Additional antibody testing is available from local health partners, including Cross Trails Medical Center, Saint Francis Medical System, and SoutheastHealth. Contact your local healthcare provider for more information on serology testing.
For more information, contact the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center at 573-335-7836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.