CDC releases guidelines to keep pets safe from coronavirus

Coronavirus Watch

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(WEHT/AP) – A tiger recently tested positive for the virus at New York City’s Bronx Zoo, and officials believe the animal got it from a sick zookeeper.

Since then, two cats in different homes in New York have tested positive and likely caught the virus from people in their household or neighborhood.

The Centers for Disease Control has put out some coronavirus guidelines to include pets.

The CDC says don’t let pets interact with people or other animals outside the household and keep cats indoors when possible.

If you’re sick, have another member of your household care for your pets. Also avoid contact with your pet including, petting, snuggling and being kissed or licked.

If you must care for your pet while you are sick, wear a face mask and wash your hands before and after you touch your pet.

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(This story was originally published on April 30, 2020)

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