Part of the OHCOW 2022 OCC-COVID Webinar Series
March 4, 2022
With the impending or unpredictable “next wave” of SARS-CoV-2, modelling and future predictions are essential. With the decline in PCR testing and contact tracing it is imperative that other measures including waste water surveillance be promoted. Clear communication and attention by employers, workers, the general public and community is necessary. As part of a risk management framework, waste water testing can inform on the essential public health interventions regionally using a risk-based approach.
In turn this information can be used to advocate for intelligent and evidence-based decision making to direct workplace practices and policies.
Monitoring exposure to SARS-CoV-2 is another tool in the tool box that can inform about the effectiveness of interventions in the workplace including improved ventilation.
SESSIONS / SPEAKERS:
Reality Check: Modelling with Shifting Data. Vaccines and Public Health Measures Remain Critical
Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz, Ph.D, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary
Measuring SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Wastewater as an Early Indicator to Help Determine COVID-19 Activity in the Community
Dr. Alex MacKenzie, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, University of Ottawa
Development and Application (and lessons already learned) of Passive Air Sampler to Assess Personal Exposure to SARS-CoV-2
Dr. Krystal Pollitt, School of Public Health, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University
NOTE: Use the links above to access the resources (recordings, slides, etc.) from each session