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Posted on April 24, 2020 at 3:19 PM by Emily Watkins
The CDC announced this week the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in two pet cats in New York state. Public health officials are still learning about COVID-19, but there is no evidence that pets play a role in spreading the virus in the United States.
Keep the following in mind to keep your animals and yourself well.
Everyday precautions apply to your pets and livestock, too.
Apply basic hygiene and distance measures to stay safe.
Make plans for pet care if you become sick.
If you become ill, follow the CDC's guidance.
View more information from the CDC for people with animals.
If you have additional questions about COVID-19 and animals, call Animal Services at 703-777-0406, or email.