Source: Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council member email
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC) has been in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the latest resources and developments concerning the virus and pets. PIJAC is sharing their latest resource for our responsible pet care community: COVID-19 Recommendations for Pet Stores, Pet Distributors, and Pet Breeding Facilities.
The recommendations include steps that pet stores, pet distribution facilities, and breeding facilities can take to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 spreading in facilities that house pets. CDC recommends that pet stores, pet distribution facilities, and pet breeding facilities act in accordance with state and local jurisdictional guidance when considering reopening or continuing operations.
A summary of the steps that pet stores, pet distribution facilities, and breeding facilities can take to reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 spreading in facilities include the following:
The CDC website has additional information about COVID-19 and animals. PIJAC has also collected information and resources on COVID-19 as it pertains to pets, pet owners and the pet care community at pijac.org/covid19.