COVID-19: Improve ventilation by running exhaust fans

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A vertical line divides the video screen in two.

On both sides of the screen, a breathing manikin is seen in a black room wearing a shirt with the word “Canada” printed on it. A range hood located above the manikin is visible in both scenarios. Both manikins exhale respiratory particles that appear as white smoke at the same intervals.

Narration: Ventilation can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by reducing infectious particles, which can linger in the air.

On the left side of the screen, the range hood is OFF and the exhaled smoke continues to accumulate in the room. The text on screen says: “Exhaust fan OFF”

On the right side of the screen, the range hood is ON and the exhaled smoke immediately gets sucked into it. The text on screen says: “Exhaust fan ON”

Narration: Improve ventilation in your home by running kitchen or bathroom exhaust fans at low speed with open windows, if possible. Learn more about ventilation at

Text on screen:

Narration: A message from the Government of Canada

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