• March 6, 2020 4:22 PM

Can I get/give Coronavirus from/to my pet?

Can I get/give Coronavirus from/to my pet?

Can I get/give Coronavirus from/to my pet? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

To date, CDC has not received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with the coronavirus. At this time, there is no evidence that companion animals including pets can spread the coronavirus. However, since animals can spread other diseases to people, it’s always a good idea to wash your hands after being around animals.

According to the CDC, although there have not been reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with the coronavirus, it is still recommended that people sick with the coronavirus limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus. When possible, have another member of your household care for your animals while you are sick with the coronavirus. If you must care for your pet or be around animals while you are sick, wash your hands before and after you interact with pets and wear a facemask.

For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#animals