Skip to Main Content

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m in the LISTEN study and and still haven’t gotten invited. Why?

Unfortunately, due to funding we can invite only a sample of people in the Community. We are sending invitations in a way that ensures we have a good representation from all groups that we need to study (i.e. by demographic factor, vaccination status, COVID-19 infection, Long Covid symptoms). We are sorry not to be able to include you at this time. We will expand the study as we gain funding.

Can I live anywhere in the U.S. and participate?

Yes, you can live anywhere in the US to participate in the LISTEN study. You will only be eligible to provide biospecimens if you live in the continental United States (we cannot get biospecimens from Alaska or Hawaii).

How do I make an appointment to get my blood drawn?

If you are selected for an invitation for the biospecimen part of the study, you will receive an email or text with information about how to sign up for an appointment. A member of the Yale study team will also call to help you schedule an appointment.

Will I be charged for the tests?

No. There are no costs involved in participating in any part of the study, and you will not be charged for any lab tests.

Do I need to have insurance?

No. You do not need to have insurance, and there will be no billing or costs associated with participating in this study.

Will I receive my personal results?

If you give blood and saliva samples, you will receive some results of the study once the analyses are completed.

I want my child to join the study. How will this work?

We are not yet enrolling children but hope to do so in the future. Currently, participants must be at least 18 years of age.

What data will you collect about me?

With your permission, data that is collected in the Hugo Health Kindred COVID-19 Community is being shared with the LISTEN study.

I’ve already received the vaccine. Am I eligible?

Yes. For this study, we are including people who have and have not received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Will my information be reported to my health insurance company or doctor?

No. We will not share any of the data that we collect during the study with your doctor or health insurance provider.

I had a clinical diagnosis of Covid but I didn’t have access to a PCR test and later tested negative for antibodies. Am I eligible?

Yes. We will include people regardless of testing status.

I received Monoclonal Antibodies. Am I eligible?

Yes, you are still eligible for the study.

Who will get my data? Is it anonymous?

In the spirit of open science, we may also share de-identified data with other scientists to support further investigations, but this data would not have your name, or any other information that could be used to identify you.