It appears that the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread from people to animals in some situations. The Centers for Disease Control is aware of a small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. Learn what you should do if you have pets.
Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.
However, we know that here in The Villages, our pets are more like family. Many Villagers, because of age and pre-existing conditions are at a higher risk for contracting the Coronavirus.
Treat pets as you would other human family members – do not let pets interact with people outside the household.
If a person inside the household becomes sick, isolate that person from everyone else, including pets.