To help you prepare and protect yourself, your family, your colleagues, your pets and the animals in your care, we have collected some resources below:
COVID-19 and Pets
According to CDC:
There is no reason to think that any animals including pets in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus.
To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19.
At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can spread COVID-19. However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals.
You may be preparing yourself and your family for a period of social distancing or quarantine. Make sure to also include your pets in your planning, including having a two-week supply of pet food and pet medicines available: Pet Disaster Preparedness Kit
It’s important to communicate to your customers what measures your business is taking to protect both human and animal health. It can be as simple as an email, signs posted on your front door, or an announcement on social media. Whether it be increased sanitization practices, mandatory employee training on appropriate hygiene, and/or curtailing travel, it is critical that anyone who interacts with your business be informed that you are responsible and taking action.
We also encourage you to slow the spread of misinformation by sharing the facts about animals, COVID-19 and how the disease can spread by referring to the information available on CDC’s website here or with this infographic from WHO.