The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking zoos, aquariums, and wildlife facilities to participate in an important SARS-CoV-2 Serology Study to identify animal species that may be susceptible to the virus. We will also assess the effectiveness of current biosecurity practices in mitigating SARS-CoV-2 spread and examine the role peridomestic wildlife may play. With your help, we will:
To find out more about the study or to participate, contact Jeremy Ellis (Jeremy.W.Ellis@usda.gov) or Susan Shriner (Susan.A.Shriner@usda.gov) no later than February 18, 2022. If you've already contacted us, you do not have to contact us again. We will let you know by March 1, 2022, whether you were selected to participate in the study.
Serology Sample Collection
Peridomestic Wildlife Sampling
* APHIS staff will comply with all facility requirements (i.e., vaccinations, personal protective equipment, timing, protocols, etc.)
If you've already contacted us, you do not have to contact us again. We will let you know by March 1, 2022 whether you were selected to participate in the study.
Watch the Zoo and Aquarium Serology Study webinar recording.
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