COVID-19 living evidence profile #2: What is known about preventing and managing COVID-19, outbreaks of COVID-19 and about supporting renewal in long-term care homes?

The long-term care sector has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada and in many other high-income countries. This has led to many questions about how long-term care homes can improve the prevention and management of COVID-19 outbreaks as well as how to support the renewal in long-term care homes as a whole based on lessons learned from the pandemic and about challenges that preceded it. As such, there are many activities that crisis management and renewal plans will need to consider, which we summarize in the framework below. We use this framework to organize key findings from evidence documents and experiences from other countries and from Canadian provinces and territories. This living evidence profile will be updated every month.