COVID-19 Research: Working to Keep Canadians Safe.

McMaster HealthLabs (MHL) is a non-profit organization focused on curbing the human, economic and social costs of COVID-19 through research initiatives and testing solutions. Our scientific research informs evidence-based decisions that keep Canadians safe and accelerate business recovery.

We work with scientists and doctors who are affiliated with McMaster University, The Research Institute of St. Joe's Hamilton, and other Canadian Universities and research organizations.

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MHL releases interim report on COVID-19 Border Study
McMaster HealthLabs has released interim results of its COVID-19 International Border Surveillance Study. The study, supported by the Government of Canada and conducted in partnership with Air Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, found 99% of participating arriving international travellers tested negative for COVID-19.

Government of Canada awards $2.5 million to McMaster University to support MHL's COVID-19 Border Study.
McMaster University has been awarded $2.5 million from the Government of Canada to support the McMaster HealthLabs (MHL) Canadian International COVID-19 Surveillance Border Study at Toronto Pearson International Airport, being run in partnership with Air Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA).

McMaster HealthLabs COVID-19 Border Study Underway

McMaster HealthLabs (MHL), Air Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority have announced they will partner on a voluntary COVID-19 study of international travellers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The study's core purpose is to gather information to explore the effectiveness of various quarantine periods for travellers.

In the first month, more than 8,000 passengers have volunteered for the COVID-19 study at Pearson Airport.
Just one month since being launched, more than 8,000 passengers have already been enrolled in the COVID-19 International Border Surveillance Study at Pearson Airport in Toronto. The study is a joint project with Air Canada and McMaster Health Labs.