CK health unit getting public feedback on local COVID-19 response

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Don’t be surprised if you get a call from the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit over the next few weeks.

CK Public Health is partnering with Ipsos, a Canadian-based market research and public opinion firm, to conduct a community survey that will help guide the local response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ipsos interviewers will be calling a random selection of households in Chatham-Kent over the next two weeks.

The questions will cover a variety of topics including the perceived risk and concerns related to COVID-19, opinions on COVID-19 public health measures and COVID-19 and influenza vaccination intention and beliefs.

“In addition to questions about perceptions, beliefs and behaviours related to COVID-19, the interviewers will ask general questions such as age, gender, education, employment status, income, and ethnicity to help better understand the survey responses,” read a statement on the health unit’s website.

According to the health unit, the interviewers will not ask for residents’ name, address or any other personal information such as banking information or Social Insurance Number.

The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete and is completely voluntary.