What if I’m sick, should I isolate or social distance from my pets?
There have been instances reported where it appears that animals have been infected with Covid 19, likely from infected humans. There are only a few cases, so we need to learn more before giving a definitive answer. But given the uncertainty, it’s best to be safe than sorry. So if you’re sick with Covid 19, treat your animals the same way you treat others in your household, and whenever possible, have someone else care for them while you’re sick.
When you’re sick you should limit interacting with your pet, just to be safe. This includes avoiding:
- Being kissed or licked
- Sharing food or bedding
If you are unable to have someone else care for your pet while you’re sick, follow the above guidelines, and be sure to wash your hands before and after interacting with them, and wear a face mask.