Recommendations for Public Health Officials Managing In-Home Care
The CDC provides helpful information to facilitate preparedness and establish practices to keep people and animals safe and healthy. These guidelines for households with pets cover a variety of topics, including:
Recommendations for those infected with COVID-19 to limit contact with pets
Tips for managing pets or other animals in the home
Guidance for contacting a state public health veterinarian if an animal health professional or veterinarian discovers a household animal with a new, concerning illness that resides with a person with COVID-19
Suggested communications with community veterinarians
For more information around shelter intake of companion animals from households where humans have COVID-19, review the ASPCA’s summary of key recommendations and outlined practical tips based on the March 30, 2020 interim recommendations published by the CDC and AVMA.