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* 1. Hello, I am conducting research about the effectiveness of mandated or recommended COVID-19 preventive measures and what motivates people’s decisions about compliance with those preventive measures. If you want to participate, please read the following consent document.

I certify that I am over the age of 18 and am participating in this survey of my own freewill. I recognize that some or all the questions contained in this survey may be of a sensitive nature and may cause discomfort. I understand all survey answers will be held in strict confidence and may be used by the researchers for future publications.

I understand that the purpose of the research is to inform future decisions about public health interventions in the face of an imminent public health threat. This research supports that goal by providing an opportunity to learn whether specific mandated public health interventions have been effective, and also to learn about what motivates people to comply or not comply with mandated public health interventions.

I authorize Jason Menchhofer of the Indiana Wesleyan University College School of Public Health Sciences Master of Public Health program and any designated research assistants to gather information regarding my responses to questions asked on this survey. This survey will ask about how often I comply with public health mandates and why, and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. If I agree to take part in this study, I understand that I will be asked to complete the survey questions listed on the following pages. I understand that my responses will be utilized for research and may become part of a published journal article or scholarly presentation.

I recognize that I will not receive monetary compensation for participating in this survey. Conversely, there are no monetary costs to me for participating.

I certify that my participation in this survey is wholly voluntary and recognize that I may withdraw at any time. I understand that I am free to skip any question I do not feel comfortable answering. There is no obligation for my participation, and I may withdraw at any time.

I understand that Jason Menchhofer will be available for consultation should I have any additional questions regarding the research being conducted.

I understand that the answers given to this survey will be maintained by the researcher for a period of no less than three years after the close of the study. The researcher will store all paper copies of surveys in a locked and secured filing cabinet. Additionally, paper copies of surveys and release forms may be digitized and stored electronically on a password-protected hard drive.

I release any claim to the collected data, research results, publication of or commercial use of such information or products resulting from the collected information.

If I have any questions or comments about this research project, I can contact:

•           Jason Menchhofer, Principal Investigator
            jason.menchhofer@myemail.indwes.edu
            419-733-4753

•           Haydee Encarnacion Garcia, Research Advisor
            haydee.encarnacion@indwes.edu
            800.621.8667

If I have concerns about the treatment of research participants, I can contact the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Indiana Wesleyan University, 4201 South Washington Street, Marion, IN 46953. (765) 677-2090.

The survey is designed not to collect e-mail addresses or Internet protocol (IP) addresses. To further maintain confidentiality of the survey, please do not include your name or any other information by which you can be identified in any comment boxes that may be included in the survey.

BY CLICKING ON “CONTINUE,” I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ THIS CONSENT FORM, ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RESEARCH PROJECT AND AM PREPARED TO CONSENT TO MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS SURVEY.

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