Evidence about economic and social responses

The COVID-END inventory is no longer being updated. Below we provide the ‘best’ living evidence syntheses currently available as of January 2024 (i.e., the highest quality, most regularly updated living evidence syntheses) about economic and social responses to COVID-19. All other evidence syntheses can be found in the searchable COVID-END inventory of evidence syntheses, which is organized using the COVID-END taxonomy of decisions.


Topic addressedCriteria for 'best evidence synthesis' Details to support relevance assessmentAdditional decision-relevant details Citation
Date of last search Quality (AMSTAR) rating Evidence-certainty (e.g., GRADE) assessment availableKey findings
Living evidence synthesis             Type of synthesis             Type of question
 2022-01-038/10NoThe risk of transmission of COVID-19 within post-secondary institutions and the effects of strategies to mitigate on-campus outbreaks are currently uncertain, while variable reports have been found for test positivity among students and/or faculty and staffYes (row content last checked on 2023-12-31)Rapid reviewOtherNational Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. Living rapid review update 4: What is known about the risk of transmission of COVID-19 within post-secondary institutions and the strategies to mitigate on-campus outbreaks?Hamilton, ON: McMaster University; 2022.
 2021-09-1410/11YesThe effects of using a strategy of test‐based attendance compared to routine isolation after having contact with a COVID-19 case are uncertain in terms of infection rates, and test-based attendance may have little or no difference in terms of COVID‐related absences.Yes (row content last checked on 2023-12-31)Full reviewBenefits and harmsPizarro AB, Persad E, Durao S, Nussbaumer-Streit B, Engela-Volker JS, McElvenny D, et al. Workplace interventions to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection outside of healthcare settings. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2022;(5):Art. No.: CD015112. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD015112.pub2