Directory of Briefing Notes

Evidence Synthesis Briefing Notes are the products of the Evidence Synthesis Network. The Network accepts questions on COVID-19 from decision-makers in government, agencies, and the broader health system who require scientific evidence, jurisdictional scans, and promising innovation scans.

Briefing Note Categories

Clinical Management of COVID-19

Design Strategies To Prevent Respiratory Infection In Congregate Care Settings

Last Updated: November 4, 2021

Understanding Long COVID-19

Last Updated: October 29, 2021

Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Interventions for People with Long COVID

Last Updated: July 10, 2021

Pre-Operative COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Across Jurisdictions

Last Updated: June 25, 2021

COVID-19 Immunization Policies For Hospitals and Health Care Workers

Last Updated: June 4, 2021

Incidence, Severity and Management of COVID-19 Across Acutely Ill COVID-19 Obstetrical Patients

Last Updated: May 6, 2021

Economic and Social Responses

Impact of Physical Activity on Mental Health Outcomes During The COVID-19 Pandemic, Including In At-Risk Populations

Last Updated: December 16, 2021

COVID-19-Related Hospital Funding

Last Updated: June 7, 2021

Best Practices for Supporting Health Care Worker Burnout Following Intense Professional Commitment

Last Updated: May 31, 2021

The Impact of Reopening and the Lifting of COVID-19 Restrictions

Last Updated: May 12, 2021

COVID-19 Outcomes For Priority Populations And Settings

Last Updated: February 22, 2021

Paid Sick Leave Benefits During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Last Updated: February 17, 2021

Health System Arrangements

Effective Approaches for Delivering Virtual Care to Adults with Mental Health and Addiction Disorders

Last Updated: November 25, 2021

Sensitivity and Use of Rapid Antigen Tests For SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant

Last Updated: September 17, 2021

Health System Recovery Plans Following Responses for COVID-19 Waves 2 & 3

Last Updated: April 14, 2021

Serial Testing of Asymptomatic Health Care Workers

Last Updated: March 11, 2021

Transporting COVID-19 Patients On Non-Invasive Ventilation Support Via Emergency Medical Service Units

Last Updated: March 4, 2021

Cohorting in Community Hospitals During COVID-19

Last Updated: February 19, 2021

Public Health Measures

Effectiveness, Use and Re-Use of Masks in Hospitals During the Omicron Wave

Last Updated: January 10, 2022

Best Practices for Case and Contact Management of COVID-19

Last Updated: September 23, 2021

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Among Health Care Workers and the General Population Following Vaccination

Last Updated: September 3, 2021

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies For Health Care Workers

Last Updated: August 13, 2021

Guidance and Jurisdictional Evidence Regarding The Use of Vaccine Passports

Last Updated: June 21, 2021

Effectiveness of Incentives to Promote COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

Last Updated: June 17, 2021