COVID-19 Update

( Last Updated : June 21, 2021)
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CADTH is committed to supporting Canada’s health care decision-makers through this challenging and uncertain time.

Our COVID-19 Evidence Portal contains the latest COVID-19 information from CADTH and other respected organizations. Content is updated daily to reflect the rapidly changing and increasing international scientific evidence related to this disease.

The following is a summary of the most recent information posted to our COVID-19 portal.


Strategies Used by Long-Term Care Facilities to Maintain Communication With Essential Care Partners During a Pandemic or Infectious Disease Outbreak

  • With visitor restrictions implemented in the hope of reducing COVID-19 transmission, long-term care (LTC) facilities have been faced with finding alternative ways to maintain communication with residents’ essential care partners.
  • This report provides a summary of identified literature on communication strategies that have been implemented during a pandemic or infectious disease outbreak to facilitate communication between LTC facilities and residents’ essential care partners.

Long-Term Care Personal Support Workers’ Resilience and Wellness

  • Challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to increased concern for the resilience and wellness of unregulated personal support workers (PSWs) in long-term care facilities.
  • This report summarizes identified literature on interventions that have been implemented to improve the well-being of unregulated PSWs.

COVID-19 News

Visit our COVID-19 news page to stay on top of all the emerging information we are monitoring and updating.

CADTH Literature Searching Tools

To help conduct your COVID-19–related literature searches, see our COVID-19 Search Strings and our COVID-19 Grey Literature Resources.

Additional Resources

CADTH is pleased to showcase additional COVID-19 resources from our partner organizations and the Canadian federal, provincial, and territorial governments’ health jurisdictions:


Canadian ministries and departments of health, publicly funded organizations responsible for health service delivery, and clinical society stakeholders are encouraged to submit a request or contact their CADTH Liaison Officer. We’re here to help.

The CADTH Weekly COVID-19 Update is intended to keep you informed about the latest information posted on the CADTH COVID-19 portal.