Practices that show potential to achieve desirable public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting and produce early results that are consistent with the objectives of the activities and thus indicate effectiveness.

Preventing the transmission of COVID-19 and other coronaviruses in older adults aged 60 years and above living in longterm care: a rapid review

Rios, P., Radhakrishnan, A., Williams, C., Ramkissoon, N., Pham, B., Cormack, G. V., Tricco, A. C.

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Systematic Review/Meta-Analysis

Organizational Change/ Development
Social and Community Context
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

A review of best practices for COVID-19 infection prevention and control in long-term care facilities. These included establishing surveillance measures, revising staffing and visitor policies, and clearly communicating health measures and case numbers. The authors highlight the need for additional support and resources for long-term care facilities to address the pandemic over time. The article also provides updated guidelines for rapid situation analyses.

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Outcomes of Interest

Capacity Building

Priority Population(s)

People Living in Congregate Housing

Setting(s) of Implementation

Long-term Care Facility

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