Innovative Study at Toronto’s Intl Airport to Assess Effectiveness of Quarantines for Travelers

Innovative Study at Toronto’s Intl Airport to Assess Effectiveness of Quarantines for Travelers

Master HealthLabs (MHL), Air Canada, and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) announced that they will partner on a voluntary COVID-19 study of international travelers arriving at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The study's core purpose is to gather information to explore the effectiveness of various quarantine periods for travelers. MHL is a non-profit organization that develops COVID-19 research initiatives and testing solutions to accelerate business recovery during the pandemic.

At the Forefront

Air Canada has been at the forefront of the airline industry in responding to COVID-19, including being among the first carriers globally to require customer face coverings onboard and the first airline in the Americas to take customers' temperatures prior to boarding. In May, it introduced a comprehensive program, Air Canada CleanCare+, to apply industry leading bio-safety measures at each stage of the journey.

The Study

The month-long research project has been designed and will be conducted by MHL in accordance with research ethics board-approved scientific protocols. The study will be the largest of its kind and will seek to examine the number and pe...

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