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Chloroquine Prophylaxis for Health Care Workers at Risk for COVID
Chloroquine Prophylaxis (Prevention) for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) Health Care Workers at Risk for COVID-19
Sponsor:Columbia University
Enrolling:Male and Female Patients
Study Length:3 Months
Minimum Age:18 years old
IRB Number:AAAS9992
U.S. Government ID:NCT04349371
Contact: Tommy Chen: 212-342-9051 / tkc2120@cumc.columbia.edu
Additional Study Information:

The purpose of this research study is to determine if chloroquine is effective in health care workers with moderate to high risk of exposure to COVID-19 in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections. The time frame for your involvement in the study is 3 months. During month 0, participants will be screened and randomized (like a flip of a coin) to a 3-month chloroquine versus an identical course of placebo. A placebo is a sugar pill which has no active ingredient. Participants will be followed by the investigator during months 1-3 either through in person visit or through telemedicine.

Do You Qualify?
Are you 18 years of age or older?YesNo
Are you employed by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital?YesNo
Does your work involve patient contact and possible exposure to COVID-19 at least 2 days/week for at least 8 hours/day?YesNo
Are you already taking chloroquine for any other indications?YesNo
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Investigator
Anca Askanase, MD MPH
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Who Can I Contact?
For more information, please contact:
Tommy Chen
Email: tkc2120@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone: 212-342-9051