17 Mar Coronavirus update from All of Us
The All of Us Research Program is dedicated to better health, both in the future and today. We have all watched the increase in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in the U.S. We believe it is important to act in the best interest for our participants, their families, and the All of Us team to protect their health.
To this end, we’re pausing all in-person All of Us appointments and events. We anticipate that this pause will last for at least one month. We will continually assess and make decisions about whether this pause will extend.
It is vital at this moment that individuals, whether they feel sick or healthy, distance themselves from others to help slow the exposure and spread of this virus. In addition, postponing these appointments will help reduce the number of non-essential visits to clinics and other health care providers. We must make sure our health care providers are free to see sick patients first. We’ll continue tracking this situation and will share more updates as needed.
This pause impacts only in-person activities, which include:
- Clinic appointments to provide physical measurements and donation of biosamples (blood, urine, and/or saliva)
- Community events, including All of Us Journey tour stops
If you have a clinic appointment scheduled, your local enrollment partner will contact you to reschedule.
People can still sign up and take part in the program online at JoinAllofUs.org. Existing participants can also sign in to their accounts and answer survey questions.
In times like this, health research feels especially important. Together, we can help make a difference in speeding up research and improving the health of our communities.
Please take care of yourselves and your neighbors. For updates on COVID-19 and tips on staying safe, please visit coronavirus.gov.
Josh Denny, M.D., M.S.
Chief Executive Officer
All of Us Research Program
– Reposted from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)