This guide will help you find reliable, accurate and current information about the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Per the Centers for Disease Control, "Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in people and many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with... this new virus (named SARS-CoV-2)." The illness caused by this virus is known as "coronavirus disease 2019," or COVID-19.
NJ Dept. of Health COVID-19 info line - 888-222-2222 - use 800-962-1253 for out-of-state cell phones
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How does COVID-19 affect my pet?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Organisation for Animal Health have both issued advisories that there is no evidence that companion animals can carry or spread the COVID-19 virus.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association states that pets cannot contract the virus.
Per the CDC, people with COVID-19 should avoid contact with pets. This could change as more is known about the virus.