COVID Screening Platform

A Windsor solution to rapidly detect COVID-19 in the University of Windsor community.

Our region has implemented a surveillance-based informative framework that combines wastewater testing with low-cost saliva-based qPCR screening to monitor for SARS-CoV-2. We aim to rapidly inform our community of COVID positive cases to keep schools and essential sectors of the economy open while protecting vulnerable populations.

Project Phases

Phase 1 Overview (link to PDF)

Phase 1 Final Report (link to PDF)

Our Team

Screening Study Oversight - Dr. Lisa Porter and Dr. Yufeng Tong

Wastewater Surveillance Project Oversight - Dr. Mike McKay

Wastewater Campus Sampling Oversight - Dr. Rajesh Seth

Compliance and Participant Satisfaction - Dr. Kendall Soucie 

Study Manager - Jackie Fong 

Laboratory Managers - Dr. Qiudi Geng and Dr. Robert Gombar

Wastewater Research Associates - Dr. Rajan Ray (Field Sampling) and Mathew Roy (Epidemiologist)

Laboratory Personnel - Philip Habashy and Ryland Corchis-Scott

Health and Safety - Dr. Dorota Lubanska, in consultation with Sherri Menard 

Data Management - Kyle Lago (WE-SPARK)

Dashboard Development: Dr. Pooya Zadeh (UWindsor) with MSc students: Farzaneh Jouyandeh and Sarvnaz Sadeghi

Industry Partner - S.M. Research Inc. 

Interactive Dashboard

Coming Soon!