Your pets and COVID-19

Your pets and COVID-19

My summary:

From everything I have read so far, our pets (unless you have bats) are safe from COVID-19. It is a person to person disease. So if you get sick, really with anything, probably best to limit your contact with your pets to protect them just in case. AND always, always wash up after you clean up after them.

Link to CDC article:

An excerpt:

“There is still a lot that is unknown about the newly emerged COVID-19 and how it spreads. Two other coronaviruses have emerged previously to cause severe illness in people (MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV). The virus that causes COVID-19 is more genetically related to SARS-CoV than MERS-CoV, but both are betacoronaviruses with their origins in bats. While we don’t know for sure that this virus will behave the same way as SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV, we can use the information gained from both of these earlier coronaviruses to guide us.”

Link to CDC article

An excerpt:

“There is no reason at this time to think that any animals, including pets, in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19 in the United States.”