COVID-19 Quick Response Reports for the NL Health System

Researchers at the Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research are pleased to provide COVID-19 Quick Response Reports on priority topics that have been submitted by provincial health system partners. You will also find below our COVID-19 e-bulletin, a bi-weekly round-up of the latest evidence, gathered for decision makers.

NLCAHR COVID-19 e-bulletin

A bi-weekly round-up of COVID-19 news and evidence (produced by CHRSP graduate student research assistants Waseem Abu Ashour, Kazeem Adefemi, and Wendy Lasisi under the supervision of Senior CHRSP Research Officer, Pablo Navarro).

NLCAHR COVID-19 Quick Response Reports

The following reports, listed in chronological order, have been completed to date:

  1. COVID-19 and homelessness (April 6 2020)
  2. Lessons learned on caring for COVID patients in acute and LTC settings (April 6 2020)
  3. Health worker temperature screening (April 14 2020)
  4. Cohorting positive patients in long term care (April 26 2020)
  5. Post-infection immunity (April 26 2020)
  6. Reinfection and sustained viral detection (May 1 2020)
  7. The role of children as amplifiers of infection transmission (May 4 2020)
  8. COVID-19 transmission outdoors – what is safe what isn’t? (May 4 2020)
  9. Asymptomatic/ pre-symptomatic transmission (May 11, 2020)
  10. How to re-open health services in community or acute care, post- service shutdown (May 13, 2020)
  11. Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures (May 14, 2020)
  12. Re-Opening Schools: How to Mitigate the Risks (May 21, 2020)
  13. COVID-19 and Non-Medical First Responders (May 28, 2020)
  14. COVID-19 & Choirs/Choral Singing- prepared for the SPOR Evidence Alliance on May 20, 2020. (Updated June 3, 2020)
  15. Reopening Personal Service Establishments: Mitigating the Risks (June 5, 2020)
  16. Voluntary Smartphone Apps for COVID-19 Contact Tracing (June 8, 2020)
  17. Reopening Food Processing Plants: Mitigating the Risks (June 10, 2020)
  18. Strategies to Reduce the Impact of a Second Wave of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities (June 17, 2020)
  19. Best practices for personal care workers providing home care in the context of COVID-19 (June 30, 2020)
  20. The Psychological Impact of Self-Isolation on Older Adults Living in the Community (July 8, 2020)
  21. Impacts of COVID-19 Mitigation on People with Pre-existing Mental Health Conditions (July 9, 2020)
  22. Impacts of COVID-19 Mitigation on People with Pre-Existing Substance Use and Addictions Issues (July 9, 2020)
  23. COVID-19 and Sexual Transmission (September 9, 2020)
  24. COVID-19 and Prisons (September 10, 2020)
  25. COVID-19 and Choirs- An Evidence Update (September 15, 2020)
  26. Medium-Term and Long-Term Health Effects of COVID-19 on Infection Survivors (September 23, 2020)
  27. Optimizing Compliance with COVID-19 Public Health Measures (October 14, 2020)
  28. Post-Infection Immunity - An Update (December 3, 2020)
  29. Innovative Interventions to Support Mental Wellness and Minimize Harms during the COVID-19 Pandemic (December 11, 2020)
  30. Mental Health of Mental Health and Addictions Clinicians Delivering Virtual Counselling (January 13, 2021)

Primary Health Research Unit COVID-19 Evidence Summaries

In addition to the reports undertaken at NLCAHR, researchers at the Primary Health Research Unit have completed the following reports to support decision making in primary care settings:


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