Rationale for This Study
What is the importance of this trial?
Our team at the University of Minnesota is conducting this study to determine if taking the medication hydroxychloroquine can prevent a person who has been exposed to the coronavirus from becoming ill and possibly reduce the severity of illness. Importantly, we do not know if this medicine will be effective at preventing disease in those exposed to the coronavirus. We will compare the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine to a medication that has no effects on the coronavirus. If effective, this may become a worldwide standard of care, helping prevent disease in other healthcare workers and people exposed around the world.