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Guidance for the public to reduce the risk of virus transmission from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada. During this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada has released recommendations based on expert opinion to reduce the risk of virus transmission for public responders while performing CPR or using an AED during a cardiac arrest. This includes the recommendation for the rescuer to place a cloth, towel or clothing over the person’s nose and mouth when performing CPR on them. They also recommend instructors add this step to Compression-Only CPR teaching and practice.

https://www.heartandstroke.ca/articles/modification-to-hands-only-cpr-during-the-covid-19-pandemic