Health officials in the British Virgin Islands are targeting residents, via an online survey, to determine their level of understanding as it relates to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
A government-commissioned media release said the results of this survey would then be used to curb local community spread of the highly-contagious virus.
“All persons residing in the Virgin Islands are encouraged to participate in the territory’s COVID-19 survey which is available online at” the release stated.
The questionnaire is also anonymous and confidential, the release added.
Chief Epidemiologist, Harmony Brewley-Massiah, who designed the survey, said the questionnaire is “a knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) study to capture what is known, what is thought, [and] what is done in relation to a specific topic, in this case, the coronavirus.”
She continued: “Once we identify where the gaps are when it comes to what people have learned so far about COVID-19 and what preventative actions they’re practising in their daily lives, we can effectively tailor our efforts to prevent it from spreading in our community.”
After the completion of the survey, the Ministry of Health & Social Development will analyze and publicise the findings, the release stated.
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